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Grindley England Peach Petal Teapot, Staffordshire

14 Jun

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Large Peach Petal Teapot by Grindley Co. England. This particular item was produced sometime after 1954.  It is in good overall condition with no chips or cracks.  Some wear and darkened crazing lines on the inside.

Available for sale at my booth at the Almonte Antique Market, 26 Mill Street, Almonte ON.

Priced at $ 28.

Please note the teapot is now SOLD!!!

Some history of the company according to Wikipedia:

W H Grindley was an English pottery company that made earthenware and ironstone tableware, including flow blue. The company was founded in 1880 by William Harry Grindley (b. 1859) of Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent.

The company was founded at the Newfield Pottery by Grindley and Alfred Meakin (connected to J. & G. Meakin company), but the partnership ended in 1884 and Grindley continued alone. It moved to the Woodland Pottery in 1891. William Harry Grindley died in 1926.

W H Grindley was taken over by Alfred Clough in 1960, and became known as Grindley of Stoke in 1978. The company bought Ceramix in 1980, and was itself bought by Federated Potteries in 1982 before being bought back by W H Grindley in 1988. The company went into receivership in 1991 and was taken over by Woodlands Pottery. Pattern books and records from 1880-1930 are in the Stoke-on-Trent City Archives.




Thomas, Germany, Blue Striped Porcelain Dishes

14 Jun

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Manufactured by Thomas of Germany, an independant subsidiary of Rosenthal A. G.  These porcelain dishes were produced sometime between 1959 and 1977.  The company is still in production today and is well known for its quality dinnerware.

The following information was found on the web site

Historical development

“Porzellanfabrik Thomas & Ens” was founded in 1904 by Fritz Thomas, in Marktredwitz, Upper Franconia. Only five years later, the porcelain factory, by then called “F. Thomas, Marktredwitz”, was acquired by Rosenthal. In 1960, porcelain production ceased at the Marktredwitz Thomas factory for space reasons. The new factory, “Thomas am Kulm”, in Speichersdorf, Upper Franconia, came on stream. Italian architect Marcello Morandini added geometrical patterns to the facade of this low building in 1984.

Today, the Thomas range is produced at the Thomas am Kulm site in Speichersdorf as well as at the Rosenthal am Rothbühl site in Selb.

Since the fifties, Thomas has been consistently developed as a brand for young, design-oriented and uncomplicated tableware. In 1965 the “ABC” glass and service collection was created by Hans Theo Baumann, winning several prizes. Scandinavian design, in particular, shaped the Thomas range up until the eighties. The “Scandic” design, by Hertha Bengtson, won the Faenza Gold Medal, for instance. At the end of the eighties, Thomas then pursued new design directions, particularly those emanating from London. The first “Cook Shops” replaced the elegantly laid table. At that time, the “Trend” service from design duo Queensberry/Hunt became one of the major sellers. Thomas was very quick to take up the “from oven to table” concept that is widespread today; all tableware being flame-retardant, heat-resistant, dishwasher-proof and microwave-proof. Since the nineties, Thomas has been all about new, functional, simple design. The 1997 “Vario” range, by Yellow Design, stood for innovative design and a modern, lifestyle-based marketing concept. Today, with ranges such as “Coup”, developed by renowned Munich designer Konstantin Grcic, Thomas is highly regarded as an innovative design-conscious brand.

These are on display at my booth at the Almonte Antique Market at 26 Mill Street, Almonte ON.

Priced at $45 for all the pieces.

1 Cake Plate

6 Lunch plates

3 can shaped cups

Please note these dishes are now SOLD!!

Hornsea Linear Red and White Striped Canisters

11 Jun



I think these pretty red and white striped canisters were made in the late 70’s or early 80’s.  The pattern is called Linear. They were made by Hornsea Co. and located in Hornsea  (the town of Hornsea is in the East Riding of Yorkshire England). The company was in production from 1949 until 2000 when it went in to receivership.   In 1967 the factory started to produce full ranges of tableware, the first being the John Clappison-designed Heirloom, followed by his Saffron and Bronte patterns. The 1960’s and 70’s they were in their heyday of production.  Tastes changed in the early 80’s and profits plummeted.

Tucked in between the canisters is an Androck syrup dispenser with red plastic handle, dating to the 60’s.

Hornsea is widely collected and is durable and beautiful still today.  These canisters are in excellent used condition, the lids still fitting snugly.

These canisters will be for sale shortly in my booth at the Almonte Antique Market, 26 Mill Street, Almonte ON.  The market is open 7 days a weeks, all year long.  Over 50 different vendors in a two storey heritage building.

Priced at $ 35 for the pair.



Moriage Dragonware Tea Set with Geisha Lithopanes

17 May

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Nice Moriage Dragonware tea set made in Japan probably in the early to mid twentieth century.  Nice lustrous surfaces on the pieces. Each  porcelain piece has a raised Moriage dragon motif.  Moriage is the slip work or slip clay that is applied to the surface of the items to give it a three dimentional look.

Dragonware was introduced by Nippon in the late 1800’s and is still being produced today and manufactured by many different companies.  Cups with the Geisha Lithopanes were discontinued in the mid twentieth century so at least we can date these to before the 1950’s.

The quality of the older pieces far outweighs the newer souvenir stuff that is available today. You can read more about Dragonware at the following site:

This set is currently on display in my booth at the Almonte Antique Market, 26 Mill Street, Almonte ON.

Priced at $75 for the set which includes: Tea pot, sugar, creamer, 3 cups and saucers. The 3 cups all have the Geisha Lithopanes in the bottoms.

Please note this set is now SOLD!!

Johnson Bros. The Old Mill Dishes, Brown Transferware

29 Apr


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There are 79+ pieces of Johnson Bros. Old Mill patterned dishes for sale. They were manufactured between 1952 and 1977.  These are the brown transferware ones with some dashes of colour.  There are enough to make at least 8 complete place settings of dinner plates, luncheon plates, side plates, dessert bowls, cups and saucers and mugs with some extras.  There are five serving pieces including vegetables bowls, gravy boat, and platters.  There are also 7 chili bowls which I have never even seen before these.

I am selling the whole lot for $ 325.00.  This is a great deal as they would cost far more if sold individually. sells one dinner plate for $20 and one luncheon plate for $25.00.

They are currently for sale in my booth at the Almonte Antique Market, 26 Mill Street, Almonte ON.


Royal Albert Set of Dishes in Haworth Pattern

29 Apr

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Royal Albert made these dishes from 1982 through to Dec 2001. Most of these dishes would be dated  in the 80’s according the to previous owner.   She also said they were rarely used and only brought out for special occasions.   They are in excellent condition with barely a sign of use on the surfaces.

The pattern is a delicate green, white and brown floral and the shape of the cups is called Gainsborough.   Some of the serving pieces are in the ‘Victoria’ shape.

This is a complete set of 58 pieces which includes place settings for 10: dinner plates, luncheon plates, side plates, cups, saucers, salt and pepper,  and several serving dishes.

They are currently for sale in my booth at the Almonte Antique Market, 26 Mill St., Almonte ON.

Priced at $450 for the set.

Please note these dishes are now SOLD!!!!

J. G. Meakin Set of Dishes, Evesham, Grace Shape

29 Apr

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These dishes were made by J. G. Meakin ca. 1950’s.  The pattern is called ‘Evesham’ and the shape of the dishes is called ‘Grace’.   It is not a complete set, but there are enough pieces to make a decent display on your table.  Very pretty pattern of what appears to be apple blossoms.  Nice contrasting solid pink cups and casserole dishes.  Most are in excellent condition.  There are a few smaller side plates with quite a bit of crazing and slight discolouration on them.  There are both a large and small teapot, large and small sets of cream and sugar.

For sale at my booth at the Almonte Antique Market, 26 Mill Street, Almonte ON.

Priced at $165 for the set.

Please note this set is now SOLD!!!