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Buchan Portobello Scotland Thistleware, Stoneware Coffee Pot & Soup Bowls

23 Jan

Buchan Scotland dishes

Beautifully handmade and handpainted under the glaze stoneware dishes from Buchan Portobello Scotland. The background colour is a beautiful sky blue and the pattern is a thistle amidst heather and bluebells.

The thistle pattern was the most popular of the Buchan Portobello Company patterns, to the point where the goods were known as Thistle ware from 1946 on.  In 1949 the thistle trademark was officially registered and the works were known as the Thistle Pottery until the company closed in 1972.  The company relocated to Crieff from Montebello and continued with the Thistle pattern and a few others until its closure in 1999. Apparently the company was registered again and survived with one lone potter and a single decorator who continue to make the Thistle pattern to this day.

The above information is attributed to the following web site of Portobello Heritage Trust. You can read more information on this pottery company at  http://www.portobelloheritagetrust.co.uk/potterymanufacture.html

These items will be for sale at my booth at the Almonte Antique Market, 26 Mill Street, Almonte ON

Prices:

Coffee pot with lid $45(SOLD)

Onion soup bowls $15 each (Please note these bowls are now SOLD)

Flower Pot $15 (SOLD)

Denby Serenade Dish Set, ca. 1970’s, made in England

23 Jan

Denby Serenade

This set of stoneware dishes was produced by Denby sometime between 1976 and 1982 when the pattern Serenade was discontinued.  This is an incomplete set: 6 dinner plates, 6 lunch plates, 4 side plates, 3 soup bowls, 2 cups and 3 saucers, creamer and sugar.  The creamer is chipped  on the outer lip but I couldn’t bring myself to toss it.  It is still functional.

The dishes are in very good condition, with some minor utensil marks. Surface glaze is still nice and shiny.

The individual  pieces will be sold on ebay soon.

 

Franciscan Ware Floral Pattern, England ca. 1980’s

19 Jan

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As you can see, I like bold, bright coloured dishes for the most part.   They just look so cheerful.

They are Franciscan Ware made in England.  A very kind friend researched and found out the name of the pattern was Floral.  All Franciscan ware was made in the US until 1984. After that, Franciscan ware production was moved to England. The Franciscan brand became part of a group of companies known as WWRD, an acronym for “Wedgwood Waterford Royal Doulton.”   So these would be dated after 1984.

There are 4 dinner plates, 4 luncheon plates, 4 soup bowls and 4 dessert bowls, one covered sugar and one vegetable bowl.  All the dishes are in excellent condition, with little evidence of usage.  Nice shiny surfaces.  Some of the dishes have slight crazing in the glaze, but really not that noticeable.

These will be for sale at my booth at the Almonte Antique Market, 26 Mill Street, Almonte, ON, just 30 minutes west of the city of Ottawa

Priced at $ 85 for the set.

Please note these dishes are now SOLD!!!