Woods Ivory Ware - Antique China and Fine China Collectibles Query

by Steven Cameron

Woods Ivory Ware - Antique China and Fine China Collectibles Query

Woods Ivory Ware - Antique China and Fine China Collectibles Query

Woods Ivory Ware - Antique China and Fine China Collectibles Query:

I have 6 plates that are Marked on the back "woods Ivory ware" england with the crown in the middle and each has a stamped number W438 on each, pictures of birds on each with a painted gold around the scalloped edge...came from my grandmother here in the U.S. in her estate...I was just wondering what they were and if they are worth anything?

Thanks for the help.

Steven Cameron


Reply from Peter (admin) below - just scroll down


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Reply by Peter (admin)

To:- Woods Ivory Ware - Antique China and Fine China Collectibles Query

Hi Steven

Thanks for the interesting valuation request.

The Company of Wood & Sons Ltd which made "Woods Ivory Ware" is not to be confused with the over 30 other factories all of the name 'Wood' OR 'Woods'. There are several different companies just named 'Wood & Sons'!

Your factory was based at the Trent & New Wharf Potteries, Burslem, Staffordshire, England. "Woods Ivory Ware" was made from 1930 onwards - mainly in the 1930's and 40's.

Normally, "Woods Ivory Ware" plates fetch £2 - £3 GBS ($3 - $5 USD) each. Please note, though, I am not a china expert by any means, just an artisan within the industry, so the first thing to say is I NEVER do valuations myself. This is a specialist area with vast amounts of knowledge and research material required.

However, I have written a special page to help people learn how to get a good idea of what their china wares might be worth:


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

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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