Royal Sandringham Fine Bone China - Antique Bone China Page Query
Royal Sandringham Fine Bone China
Royal Sandringham Fine Bone China - Antique Bone China Page Query: I have a small vase approx 4 inches high with Royal Sandringham fine bone china made in England underneath pottery mark.
I have tried searching for this manufacturer on the net but have not had any success.
Any information would be helpful
Answer by Peter (admin)
Thanks for your interesting query. You have got me going on this one. There is virtually no English maker I can't look up - even if they are small and I have not heard of them before.
No other English bone china maker query has got me stumped before. However, I can't find anything in my encyclopaedias on Sandringham China and it is the only maker I have never been able to find listed on the excellent Replacements.com online database. The other information online is very scant.
I have found a few pieces of Sandringham bone china for sale at ebay - to find them, go to my China Replacements page and scroll down to the link to eBay (this will get you into the right place for a deep level search)
From there put in this search:
"SANDRINGHAM CHINA" (Include title and description)
There you will see perhaps 7 or 8 items such as classic bone china tea cups and saucers and commemorative plates by a maker called "Sandringham Fine Bone China" (I didn't see any 'Royal Sandringham' at all).
In the mix you will see several of the big makers and famous china manufacturers with items called "Sandringham", ie patterns and different ranges - makers include Wedgwood, Johnson Brothers, Coalport, Royal Worcester, Paragon etc. So they are all at it. Obviously the association with the Royal 'Sandringham' Estate has a good association for the china manufacturers.
To my mind there are two main possibilities of who Sandringham China are. They could be either a sub-brand of another more famous maker like Colclough or Hudson & Middleton (made for a particular purpose). Or they could be a very small maker with a relatively short lived history. My guess would be c.1950 to c.1970.
I would be interested to find out more. Thanks for flagging this one up.
Let's call this one 'work-in-progress'.
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.