How to commence your search: By clicking on the word Catalogue on the top bar you will access pages of sample designs from our collection. If you have any information about Colclough the china, patterns , designs, the factory or any items of news please email Please contact us on jane focusoncolclough. International purchases must wait for the Invoice so Insurance can be added. I will go over their online service shortly, but first let's see what the other options are. He was the Ex-Mayor of Stoke-on-Trent and was well loved by the people.
The way round this is to go to their site yourself and have look around their online database of patterns. He was the man to bring fine bone china to the ordinary people. Before you set out, just bear in mind your task is made more difficult by the sheer weight of numbers - countess thousands of patterns produced over time by many hundreds of manufacturers. There are some Countries I cannot Ship to because the Post Office won't allow Insurance on items shipped there. Library Research There are two books I know of on the subject of researching china patterns if you know of others, please write in tell me. That is what this page is about.
Something she had always desired. In 1996, all Colclough production was discontinued, and later Doulton itself, together with all its associated brands, was merged with Wedgwood. Note:- I am in no way affiliated with this company The only restriction is if you want multiple patterns identified, they reserve the right to limit this service to their customers and suppliers. Summary Unless your pattern is a popular and well known one, you may have quite a task on your hands. Some patterns have names, some just numbers.
You may be happier with trying to get hold of specialist pattern identification books from the library. The set would only come out on special occasions and the occasional Sunday tea. The Adderley company was taken over by Ridgway Pottery Ltd in 1947 - but ware was continued to be produced with the Adderleys name. Today, the main market for Colclough China is on eBay - where there is a quite active market. However, you must allow a reasonable time - say two to three weeks to look into your query. They were the first company to produce fine bone china for the every day market which was marketed by the piece, ruling out the need for large sets to be purchased first.
The pattern depicts a Victorian dressed woman in a hooped skirt dress complete with a bonnet. The teacup and saucer are in excellent condition as there are no cracks, chips, nicks or dings. As with many of the fine china companies, there was a long list of merges and eventually merged with Royal Doulton in the 1970's. Staffordshire Potteries 1955 to 1964. The backstamp you would see in the pre-1913 period was the 'Vale China' mark. Surely There Must be Surviving Archives? If you have any questions please email me at: lastminute713 at metrocast.
They used to have staff to help the public with enquiries. More of Herbert Colclough's story further down this page, but for those who are looking to get an idea of value, let's look at the price guide. Maybe some of the old auction houses that remain have records, but the experts who hold the records are unlikely to want to talk to you about your pattern research. These are popular classics and will always remain 'known'. Of course this was the right idea at the right time and it truly worked.
Mayor Colclough first came into my radar in the 1960's. Site Search Colclough Bone China - History Colclough Bone China was founded in 1890 in Staffordshire, England 1890 by Herbert J. The picture is bleak, whichever way you turn, but there are still ways to research. I can't vouch for what information they hold as I am not a member. The tea cup and saucer were made circa 1940's. Many remain unidentified, now lost. Otherwise, utilise the online pattern resources of online china retailers like Replacements.
Mr Colclough was a very conscientious man who loved his pottery and was known on occasion to stay up all night next to his kilns, which he had packed, so that he could be the first to see the new designs when they emerged. There is a way to research online which may make your life easier. Colclough, Regent Works, Longton Paladin Works, Fenton North Staffordshire Pottery, Cobridge Bedford Works, Shelton Adderley Floral China Works, Longton Gainsborough Works, Longton Many marks include the name of the pottery concerned. Ridgway has produced china with the following names, Colclough China, Malvern China, Melba Bone China, Royal Vale and Royal Adderley with different stamps for each company as time went by. Colclough Bone China was founded in 1890 by Herbert J.
But tea did taste nicer from those thin lipped translucent porcelain cups. He wanted his china to become accepted by royalty as well which he accomplished in 1913 with the Vale China line. However, in 1996, Colclough production discontinued and manufacture ceased. You can get some genuine bargains, but if you are selling and you know how to present the wares, you can get good prices. It is a well cared for garden with slate and cobblestone walkways and just a lovely place to wander.
As well as Royal Vale, china names associated with Ridgway and Colclough are Royal Stanley and Royal Adderley. Information is scarce and disjointed. Herbert was a china lover, workaholic and man of the people. Colclough's big idea was for the less well-off to be able to buy part sets or individual pieces without having to commission a whole expensive set, as the aristocracy and well-to-do were accustomed to doing. I bubble wrap and fully Insure all shipments that are sold. They offer a completely free china pattern identification service. Insurance is Included in the Flat Rate Shipping Charge above.