Dating royal doulton vases

It was this infatuation with the art in pottery that first lured me to e Bay way back in May 2000 and it was my discovery of e Bay that led me into dealing.My tastes have since moved on, but even today a collection in a single colour-way does it for me and a collection of yellow Foxglove still makes me think of my dear old Mum.The village of Belleek was a natural choice to locate the business especially the part of the village known as Rose Isle.This small isle provided the best opportunity to leash the yet untamed power of the River Erne - power to drive a mill wheel strong enough to grind components into Slip, the term applied to liquid potters clay.Cashs of Ireland is the largest independent retailer of Belleek China.Belleek Pottery Ltd is a porcelain company that began trading in 1887 in Belleek, County Fermanagh, in what was to become Northern Ireland.In the late 1700s Worcester were among the first to use the Bute shape for teabowls, tea cups and coffee cups.The presence of the crescent mark dates these items to the Dr Wall period and they are all very similar in shape, size and decoration to those made in the same period by Caughley.

But pieces bearing the crescent mark are rare and usually the provence of specialist collectors.The first of the embossed patterns to make an appearance was an early version of the crab and lobster salad range.I once found a piece of this pattern at an auction here in Melbourne, interestingly it had a W&R makers mark which means it had to have been produced in 1927 or before.It appears that around 1750 Dr John Wall (1708-1776) and the apothecary William Davis conducted some experiments at Davis’s shop in Broad street, Worcester.They discovered a method of making a porcelain material and then persuaded a group of 13 local businessmen to back their discovery with an investment in a new factory at Warmstry House.