STANLEY CHINA ENGLAND POTTERY MARK
(St. Thomas, Canada)
STANLEY CHINA ENGLAND POTTERY MARK QUERY:- My maternal Aunt, a WW2 War Bride from England, is now 91 and living in Canada.
Recently she gave me what remains of china which her grandmother, who was from Liverpool, had given to her as a wedding gift.
I just wondered about the history of it. It has sentimental value to me as by coincidence my father's 1st name was Stanley!
The mark is a circular " STANLEY CHINA" on the top
"ENGLAND" on the bottom with a full crown in the center. The marking is green.
The cups have a number 4060 which appear to be handwritten in gold.
There are no numbers on the plates or saucers.
Thank you so much for any information that you might be able to pass on to me.
Reply from Peter (admin) below - just scroll down
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Reply by Peter (admin)
To:- STANLEY CHINA ENGLAND POTTERY MARK QUERY
Thanks for your delightful submission! I like to hear about sentimental attachments to china which is why published without photos.
I have uploaded my own images of the the various Stanley Amison marks to aid visitors.
Your mark is that of Charles Amison & Co Ltd - used specifically between 1930 to 1941 only. Other 'Stanley' marks differ before and after.
Here's the rundown:
Amison/Stanley were a quality maker of bone china wares based at 'The Stanley China Works'. Be aware there is NO connection with H.J. Colclough (see the main Colclough Bone China
section) who had an interest in an earthenware works based at the Stanley Pottery, Longton (see Royal Stanley China)
From 1887 to 1928 Colclough's firm was called “Stanley Pottery” - so much confusion can arise - and from 1928 Colclough & Co continued as the Stanley Pottery Ltd until c.1939. Again there is NO CONNECTION with your Amison/Stanley firm.
To add to the grey mist, I also found pottery marks saying - ‘The Stanley Pottery Co’. This maker was based at Newport Lane, Middleport, Burslem and operated from c.1909-1937. They were most likely a brand designed for export to America, not a domestic pottery mark.
Charles Amison (& Co Ltd) (ie your
Stanley mark) produced bone china and porcelains from 1889 until they ceased trading in 1962.
Charles Amison pottery marks are distinct from Colclough’s “Royal” Stanley, not only in that they never, to my knowledge, carry the word “Royal”, but also in that, apart from their earlier pottery marks, they carry the words “bone china”. Colclough’s Royal Stanley was an earthenware maker, not a bone china plant like Amison, which needs specialist kilns.
The short answer is, you have some very nice bone china - and quite rare.
Hope this helps.
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
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