Regency Bone China - Antique Maker?
by Laine J
Regency Bone China Query - Antique Maker?
Regency Bone China Query - Antique Maker?:- Can you tell me if you know anything about a mark, in gold on the bottom of cup and saucer, that says Regency genuine Bone China Made in England. There is no other marking or logo. The actual cup is pink with roses in the bottom inside, plain apart from two gold lines on the outside, base of the foot, handle and rim. The saucer also has roses in the middle and otherwise plain apart from gold rim. The cup feels quite rough at the bottom inside (not sure what that is). I collect tea cups for fun and have never seen this mark and can't trace anything on the internet. Mostly I'd like to know more about the factory and the cups likely age.
Reply from Peter (admin) below - just scroll down
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Reply by Peter (admin)
To:- Regency Bone China Query - Antique Maker?
First, the easy bit. I'm told by those 'in the know' that the bottom of your cup is rough because you can feel the bisque (unglazed) part of the ware.
Now on to your real question. Regency China Ltd are a nice little maker founded in 1953, situated very near to the famous Sutherland works of Hudson & Middleton works in Sutherland Road, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.
I don't know if there is any family connection between Hudson & Middleton and Regency China, as the potters of an area are often interrelated. I know that Chapmans (Atlas) were definitely involved with Hudson and Middleton as I am researching their history at the moment from individuals' first hand experiences. However, the reference books do not show this connection at the time.
When I find out more, I will let you know. (Editor's note: for an exciting update, keep reading!)
Since this query was published, I have been lucky enough to find a wonderful expert on Hudson & Middleton. Click on my Staffordshire China
link and scroll down to find a potted history of Staffordshire China Makers HUDSON & MIDDLETON
, written by Helen Gregory (nee Chapman), part of the Hudson and Middleton dynasty, whose family connections to the firm make for fascinating reading! Here you'll find personal recollections, historical information, and even photographs of workers in the factories in bygone days.
If Helen's very detailed contribution doesn't answer any questions you may have, please feel free to contact Helen via the comments section at the bottom of that page.
Helen has also been kind enough to contribute a Staffordshire China Hudson & Middleton
Thanks for getting behind the site, Helen! We value your contributions.
p.s. The following page is a 'must see' if you are researching fine china - for value and identification:-Researching the identity and value of antique and vintage fine china