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Bone China Marks and Factories

Most of the china cups and saucers, plates and many of the figurines that we sell were produced in the Staffordshire Potteries region of England by different factories. This page is a work in progress and more companies will be added in time.

Some factories produced china with several popular names such as Royal Albert, Queen Anne, Aynsley and Paragon. The same factory may have produced china under several different names. Below you will find a brief history of the marks seen on some of the items that we sell. 
Most of the factories have closed because of production costs.

Aynsley bone china was manufactured by John Aynsley & Sons (LTD.), Portland Works, Longton. Staffordshire Potteries from 1864 onwards. Most of the cups and saucers are made after 1904 and have different crown logos for the printed mark or stamp.

Bell China was produced by Shore & Coggins, Longton, Staffordshire Potteries 1911 to 1966.


The above mark was used c 1936 - 1966

Clare by Clare China Co Ltd Ruby Works Longton.  Staffordshire Potteries.  Printed mark with crown logo from 1951 onwards.

Clarence was produced by the Co-operative Wholesale Society Ltd Crown Windsor Pottery, Longton.  Staffordshire Potteries with different printed marks from 1946 to early 1960's. They also produced Windsor bone china.

Coalport Porcelain Works Stoke on Trent from 1926


Printed crown mark c 1881 to 1939 +  England added 1891 and Made in England from 1920

Colclough China Ltd produced by Ridgway Potteries Ltd Staffordshire Potteries 1955 - 1964  This company also produced china with marks Vale, Malvern, Melba, N. S. Pottery Co, Royal Vale and Royal Adderley


Above mark is 1962

Collingwood by Collingwood Bros Ltd Crown Works Longton,  Staffordshire Potteries with printed marks from 1900 onwards.  Also marked Collingwoods.

Delphine was produced by Hudson and Middleton Ltd, Sutherland Pottery, Longton, Staffordshire Potteries


Above mark first used 1930

Foley was produced by E. Brain & Co Ltd Foley China Works Fenton. Staffordshire Potteries from 1903 to 1963 with various printed marks.  E. Brain and Co took over Coalport China in 1958.


Above mark 1948 to 1963

 
Above mark first used 1930

Gladstone Thomas Poole and Gladstone China, Longton, Staffordshire Potteries 1946 - 1961


Above mark 1946 to 1961



Grafton China produced by A. B. Jones & Sons Ltd Longton, Staffordshire Potteries 1900 - 1972 (See also Royal Grafton)


Above mark used 1935 +

Hammersley & Co produced by Alsager Pottery, Longton, Staffordshire Potteries 1887 to 1932


Above mark from 1939 +
 

Grosvenor China by Jackson & Gosling Ltd


Above mark from 1924 +

Malvern China was manufactured by Ridgway Potteries Ltd, Ash Hall, Stoke. Staffordshire Potteries 1955 to 1964. 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.

Melba China Co Ltd by Melba China Co Ltd Stafford St., Longton.  Staffordshire Potteries from 1948 to 1951.

Paragon China Co. Ltd, Atlas Works, Longton. Staffordshire Potteries and was formerly Star China Company. Paragon marks were used from 1900 onwards. Differing "By Appointment to the Queen" marks have been stamped on quality made Paragon china from 1932 onwards.


Above mark from 1957 +

Queen Anne cups and saucers are fine quality and were produced by Shore & Coggins, High Street and Edensor Works, Longton, Staffordshire Potteries England from 1911 to 1966. Different crown stamps were used as well as the crown and wreath. China marked Bell China Made in England was produced by this same factory from 1936 to 1966.


c 1950 +

c 1959 +

 

Ridgway Potteries Ltd, Ash Hall, Stoke. Staffordshire Potteries 1955 to 1964. 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.

Rosina was manufactured by the Rosina China Co Ltd Queen's Pottery, Longton Staffordshire Potteries from 1941 onwards.

Roslyn was manufactured by Roslyn China, Park Place Works, Longton.  Staffordshire Potteries from 1946 to July of 1963.  Formerly Reid & Co.


Mark used until 1950

Royal Adderley produced by Ridgway Potteries Ltd, Ash Hall, Stoke. Staffordshire Potteries 1955 to 1964. 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.


Mark used 1962
 

 

Royal Ascot manufacturer unknown.

Royal Albert Bone China is very popular and has been manufactured in England by Thomas C. Wild (& Sons Ltd), St. Mary's Works, Longton since 1905. Pieces marked Royal Albert Crown China were manufactured from 1905 until about 1935. The crown logo has changed in style along with the printed mark but is still part of the stamp today. Thomas C. Wild & Sons Ltd took over Paragon China in 1960 but Paragon retained their same name.

 

Royal Chelsea was produced by New Chelsea China Co Ltd Longton. Staffordshire Potteries from about 1943 to 1961.


Mark used 1951 to 1961

Royal Doulton produced by Doulton & Co Ltd Staffordshire Potteries


Mark used 1902 + 
Made in England was added to this mark from 1930 onwards

Royal Grafton was manufactured by A.B. Jones & Sons Ltd, Grafton Works Longton. Staffordshire Potteries from approx 1900 to 1972 with a variety of different printed marks for each time period.

 
Above mark used 1949 +


Above mark used 1950 +
 

Royal Minster manufacturer unknown.

Royal Stafford China manufactured by Thomas Poole and Gladstone China Ltd.  Longton.  Staffordshire Potteries from 1952 onwards.

Royal Stuart was manufactured by Stevenson, Spencer and Co. Ltd, Enson or Dresden Works, Longton Staffordshire Potteries from 1948 to 1960.

Royal Vale was manufactured by Ridgway Potteries Ltd, Ash Hall, Stoke. Staffordshire Potteries 1955 to 1964. 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.


Above mark used 1962

Royal Winton was manufactured by Grimwades Ltd, Winton, Upper Hanley and Elgin Potteries, Stoke, Staffordshire Potteries from 1900 onwards


Above mark used 1934 to 1950

Salisbury Crown China Ltd Salisbury works Longton, Staffordshire Potteries from 1927 to 1961

Victoria Cartwright & Edwards Ltd Victoria Works 1912+ Staffordshire Potteries


Printed marks 1929 onwards

Windsor was produced by the Co-operative Wholesale Society Ltd Crown Windsor Pottery, Longton.  Staffordshire Potteries with different printed marks from 1946 to early 1960's. They also produced Clarence bone china.


Above mark is 1950's

 

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