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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)

Royal Albert China Dishes, Brigadoon Pattern or Thistle

12 Jan

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This is one complete 5 piece place setting of Royal Albert Bone China in the Brigadoon pattern, also known as Thistle.  Place setting consists of one dinner plate, one salad plate, one luncheon plate, one cup and one saucer. Soft pastel blue and purple thistles with moss green leaves and gold edged rims.  The pattern was available for a long time and was finally retired in the early 2000’s.  A place setting as above was priced at $155.00 back then.

Bone china sets are not as desirable today as they used to be.  Those of us baby boomers who were married in the 70’s and 80’s typically registered for a fine bone china pattern such as this one made by Royal Albert in England.  Many of us never used them except on very special occasions so they can be found in excellent condition today.  The brides today are much more practical, opting for good quality everyday dishes for wedding gifts rather than the delicate china of old.   Most older bone china sets can be bought for a fraction of what they cost new.

There are 4 place settings currently available.  Each place setting will be priced at $50 and will be availabe at my booth at the Almonte Antique Market, 26 Mill Street, Almonte ON, just 30 minutes west of the city of Ottawa.