Hammersly NOT 'Hammersley!' China Antique China, Fine China and Modern China Manufacturers Query
Hammersly NOT 'Hammersley!' China Antique China, Fine China and Modern China Manufacturers Query: We have a large collection of Hammersly China (NOT 'Hammersley!) and we would like to know the history of the make. All the pottery marks say: Hammersly Pottery decorators Ltd, a royal crest, then Fine Bone China, all in green.
Thanking you for your time,
Answer by Peter (admin)
to Hammersly NOT 'Hammersley!' China Antique China, Fine China and Modern China Manufacturers Query:
Well! You have me stumped. I have some serious reference encyclopaedias at my disposal and none of them mention a china manufacturer spelled Hammersly. There are several spelled Hammersley. The most comprehensive online gallery of makers and patterns in the history of the industry can be found on the award winning site, replacements.com (go to my China Replacement
page for a link) - and they don't mention a Hammersly only Hammersley.
You mention a pottery mark with a Royal Crest. I can sometimes identify a china manufacturer by looking up the pottery mark - so a picture would be a great help.
My theory is this: Hammersly is a very small local maker or had a very brief history, and has been overlooked by the reference books. It could also be a modern maker maybe. It would most definitely be included in the records otherwise.
Please keep us posted if you are able to find out any more info on the mysterious Hammersly.
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