'Standard China' England? - Antique China, Fine China and Modern China Manufacturers Query

by Judy
(Rainy Massachusetts!)

Standard China - Chapmans Longton Ltd, England - Royal Standard, Standard, Royal Mayfair

Standard China - Chapmans Longton Ltd, England - Royal Standard, Standard, Royal Mayfair

'Standard China' England? - Antique China, Fine China and Modern China Manufacturers Query: Hello! Greetings from rainy Massachusetts! You have a very comprehensive website!, but I am having trouble locating the history (and worth) of some saucers that are marked "Standard China England" on the bottom. I have looked at lot around the Internet, and could find nothing. Your site has so much information on it, that I thought you might have some idea of what I have here.

Thanks for any help you might give me!



Reply from Peter (admin) below - just scroll down


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Reply by Peter (admin)

To:- 'Standard China' England? - Antique China, Fine China and Modern China Manufacturers Query

Hello Judy Judy Judy (as Cary Grant might have said!)

Thanks for your query. Sorry it's raining in Massachusetts. In Olde England, it's sunny right now!

I am not an expert, as I keep saying, but I love it when I have answers for my visitors.

'Standard China' was a brand name / trademark of Chapmans Longton Ltd, Albert Works, Longton, Staffordshire potteries. The graphic at the top of the page gives you the dates of the various marks. They are not to be confused with another Longton firm called David Chapman & Sons later renamed Chapman & Sons (Stoke-on-Trent) Ltd, then later still Atlas China Co Ltd.

The pottery marks associated with Chapmans Longton Ltd, founded 1916 are:

Standard China

Royal Standard

Royal Mayfair (bone china) 1938 - 1941

As you can see from the above graphic at time of writing there was a lone saucer by Chapmans (Royal Standard brand) on sale on UK eBay for £2.95 GBR plus £2.95 GBR P&P.

To get an idea of current prices, you could always check out the page I've written especially to help visitors to this site research their wares:


This exclusive identification & valuation resource allows you to see if the mark is identifiable by experts without you having to pay any money upfront. My service is unique online and is designed to protect my site visitors from wasting their time and money online.

Hope this information helps!

Best regards,

Peter (admin)

p.s. The following page is a 'must see' if you are researching fine china - for value and identification:-

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want more of a set
by: jean

Hi. I bought an egg cup and saucer with the standard china logo on the bottom at a thrift store. According to your info it is from the 20's or 30's and I just love it. I've never seen an egg cup like it and would like to find 3 more to make a set. The saucer is tiny and the egg cup is removable and cut out silver and has two legs that grab the edges of the saucer. How do you suggest I go about it?


Jean, Alberta Canada.

How to Save an Ebay Search
by: Peter (admin)


You need to get into ebay and 'save a search' which will mean when your egg cups come up for auction, ebay will email you.

I hear you say "How do I save a search?".

I have a page which gives you the full low down:-

Ebay 'how to save a search' instructions


Peter (admin)

Royal Alert "Old Country Roses" Bone China
by: David A.

Could you provide information on this English brand complete set??? THANKS!!!!


Peter (admin says):

Go to my home page and put into the search box at the top "royal albert". You will see the link to my main article on Royal Albert - one of the greatest makers ever to grace Staffordshire. Old Country Roses is the most famous bone china pattern in the world for tea sets and holds the record for the most widely produced pattern in the history of fine bone china making

Royal Standard Bone China England
by: Anonymous

hey i have a bread and butter dish with cup and saucer. there is a sticker on the bottom that says "Royal Standard Bone China England". and in hand written painting on the bottom of the dish there is a number "1418".
they are black with gold trim and have a yellow inset.
any ideas on how much this set may be worth?


Peter (admin)

Valuations are not dealt with in this section. Go to the top right of this page and click the treasure-chest image for access to valuation advice.

by: rexcusick@westnet.com.au

I am seeking to purchase any pieces of Royal Standard 'Somerset'. Can anyone help?

Royal Standard
by: Katharine

I have a six setting from Royal Standard in England. I cannot find this particular setting mentioned on any website or search engine. I think the mark is either 9254/JY54 or J254. It is a little hard to work out. The unusual thing is each set of the setting is different pastel colour. They are apricot/pink/lemon/blue & green. Can anyone give me a suggestion as to what the setting might be called?


can you tell me what the value is if i sell it
thanks -it has a pink rose on it.

somerset teaset marked 225
by: Josephine

I have a Somerset Royal Standard reader, with green paint number makered 225... I'm just trying 2 find out a bit more bout it... i've worked out from the mark it was made between 1930-1940.. if any1 can suggest some good pages 2 look at would b much appreciated....
regards Jo

autumn leaves tea set
by: Anonymous

Hi. I inherited a tea set from my Gran which I have loved since being a child. It is marked royal standard with 1955 written on in red. The items are quite different from any set I've seen as the cups are shaped in almost a flower shape with a little leaf on top of the handle the plates similar. I bought what I thought was a matching few bits off ebay but whilst the pattern is the same the shapes aren't. Have you ever heard of my Grans original set? Fine autumn leaves with veins in various colours? Could the other set be a copy or later version? I haven't found any images on line that match nor ever seen any in antique shops etc. Thanks

royal standard pattern no 1746
by: Anonymous

Hello trying to locate Royal Standard miniature coffee pot,Pattern no 1746.IF anyone has details will be interested.

Standard China Marks
by: Alan

Hello, I have two tea sets with the same pattern which is of water lillies. Both have the same pattern number of 7774. One set is marked "Standard China Made in England" with a crown. This marking is the same as for the mark used c1916 - 1930. This set has a rounded shape.

The second set (which was a wedding gift to my parents in 1939) only has the crown + made in England & pattern number. This set is a more angular Art Deco style. I presume it is from the same manufacturer, but why no makers name and why no listing of this mark?

Any help appreciated.

We need to see the mark to see if it's Chapmans or not
by: Peter (admin)

Hi Alan

Interesting query, thanks. It may or may not be the same maker. If it is an old classic oriental pattern, which water lilies sounds like, it could be made by any maker. The crown motif is one of the most common used by china manufacturers, so no clues there.

To do a proper check I would have to have a visual on both the pattern and the crown mark. I would then compare the pattern with the classic lilies patterns, and see if Goddens lists the mark as being one of Chapmans.

Feel free to send your pics to me and I will upload them here. Be sure to give me the references of both this thread: "Standard China England" with the section it appears in "Antique China and Fine China Collectibles"



Best regards

Peter (admin)

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