Asbury Longton Tea Set - Antique China Query

by Hellen

Asbury Longton Tea Set - Antique China Query

Asbury Longton Tea Set - Antique China Query

Asbury Longton Tea Set - Antique China Query: hiya ive recently been left a tea set by Asbury Longton (Glencoe pattern)and Prince of Wales feathers all printed on bottom of it its over 100 years old tracing it through my family and was wondering if you knew wat it was worth have 6 cups 6 saucers, 11 medium plates, 2 big plates, milk jug and sugar bowl please hep me find out i cant seem to find it anywhere on internet

thank you very much,


Reply by Peter (admin)

To Asbury Longton Tea Set - Antique China Query

Hi Hellen

Thanks for your interesting query about your inherited antique china Asbury Longton Tea Set.

It would be great to have seen a photo of the tea set and the mark. In the absence of a photo from you I uploaded a photo of a typical Asbury bone china tea set. Visitors can use the submission forms to upload extra photos.

Asbury sets are rare and hard to come by, but you can root out what's there for price comparison purposes by using the searching resources as outlined in my China Replacement page. Just one genuinely antique Asbury bone china cup and saucer can fetch, I would guess, anything from $20 to $70+ US dollars depending on the rarity. So do the maths for the whole set.

Typical wares are richly decorated bone china of fine quality and good design. Eventually, the name was bought by the Worcester/Spode group.

The firm was founded in 1875 - previously known as Hammersley and Asbury, and prior to that as Shirley & Freeman, which was first established in 1863 on the day of H.R.H. the Prince of Wales marriage. The works were christened "The Prince of Wales's Works" and the Prince of Wales feathers were adopted as a pottery mark.

There were connections with the Hammersley firms and also Harvey Adams and Co.

Best regards

Peter (admin)

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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by: Ffion

I have also this china set and was wondering what it is worth- i am in the UK and could not access your suggested replacement web pages.

many thanks

Wales, UK

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