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Year 2002




From: Paul                                                          Posted on: Saturday, January 05, 2002, 06:45 PM

I recently came across a small plate which had a crack right through the middle but some one had gone to the trouble of having it pinned. This caught my attention so I bought it. I recognise the picture from your updated 18/08/01 patterns of chintz. Its one of what looks to be a pheasant. Please can you give me more info on this plate i.e. year of manufacture etc. Many thanks.

From: Lynnette Stevenson - New Zealand          Posted on: Tuesday, January 22, 2002, 09:33 PM

I recently bought a Floretta Ware pot here in New Zealand. It has some damage which has been repaired, but not well. I am a member of an Antiques Collectible Group here. We have not seen this type of ware before and would be very interested in hearing from you. I am separately sending you two photographs of the pot. Hoping to hear from you soon.

From: Vivienne - USA                                          Posted on: Monday, January 28, 2002, 07:53 PM

Dear Sir, I am here in America to help clear out household objects etc.,we have come across a set of plates with the mark of a Dogs face on the back and the words John Steventon & Sons Ltd. These plates are cream with a pink horse riding scene on them, please can you send me any information you have regarding these plates if you wouldn't mind. Thank you very much.

From: Rob Carr                                                   Posted on: Monday, January 28, 2002, 10:59 PM

A very informative site, and after contact was very pleased to get an answer in reply to my questions. I am now on a mission to find more. Thank you and keep up the good work.

From: Cheryl                                                       Posted on: Wednesday, January 30, 2002, 09:36 PM

Well, I am really impressed with the web site. My husband's father passed away last year at 86 and his father passed away at 92.The dishes were my father in law's parents. We received a dinner service that has quite a few pieces including two ornate covered oval serving bowls. On some of the pieces the markings are on your "other markings page" 4th row down and far right. The other markings are the moon face with BROWN STEVENTON BURLSEM ENGLAND. However the pattern is the same. I could not see the pattern on your page. It is gold rimmed and quite ornate with deep blue almost a paisley look. It has pink roses and squiggles of pinks, beigey orange and tiny beigey orange circles . It is hard to describe all that is going on in this pattern. Can you tell me more about the pattern as I cannot find any name on any of the ware.

From: Jackie Ford-Cole                                       Posted on: Monday, February 11, 2002, 01:34 AM

"Reproduction of Rogers 1780" Made in England John Steventon & Sons L Burslem. Does anyone know the value of these plates. I have three. Thanks, Jackie Cole

From: Johan Grassick                                         Posted on: Saturday, February 23, 2002, 11:51 PM

Hi, I acquired a cake plate that you have on your general list, it is the second right from the bottom, 'pheasant' could you date it for me and value it please. it has some cracks where the screw goes in but will not take it apart. Thanks. Johan.

From: Linda Hartleib                                            Posted on: Friday, March 01, 2002, 11:18 PM

I have a tea cup and saucer with the signed stamp of Holdcroft and was wondering if anyone knew its approx value Thank You

From: Ann Moynihan                                            Posted on: Sunday, March 24, 2002, 10:48 AM

Awesome site! In fact, I think it is the best. A pity other pottery sites aren't as comprehensive.

From: Gary                                                           Posted on: Tuesday, April 02, 2002, 11:31 AM

Finally found information on Royal Venton. I have a bowl 5"diameter 3" high with impressed Royal Venton Ware Ming with what looks like the number 56 . Looks like the mutton crackle described .I would like to know how desirable as a collectable this may be. The main colour is a beautiful orange. Look forward to your reply.

From: Sally Snyder                                                Posted on: Tuesday, April 09, 2002, 03:47 AM

I have a 10 piece set of the Blue Willow with markings Willow Made England John Steventon & Sons Burslem. I also have quite a few pieces of the one made in the USA H 44 N 6. Are these sets of any value?

From: Lori                                                              Posted on: Saturday, April 13, 2002, 03:17 AM

What a wonderful site! I bought green and white "hunting pattern" pieces because of the colour. I didn't know anything about Royal Venton Ware until I found your web site. Wonderful and informative. Thanks for your time!

From: Lisa  - USA                                                 Posted on: Wednesday, May 15, 2002, 11:15 PM

If I have blue china ware with the back mark willow Brown Steventon Burslem, England RN 414460, how much can I expect its value to be?

From: Chris - USA                                                Posted on: Monday, May 27, 2002, 04:03 PM

I enjoyed your web site. It was very informative and thorough. Just to let you know I have one of the hunt scene plates (green with horses and trees in background) with a dog stamp dated est. 1897 on back. I picked it up at a tack sale for $7.00 US a few years ago. I didn't know anything about it until I checked out the label on your web site. Thank you for the information.

From: Terry O'Dell - England                               Posted on: Monday, June 03, 2002, 06:49 AM

We have one small pot - Springtime - which we love and would like to add to it.


From: Terrina Lee - England                                Posted on: Friday, June 07, 2002, 03:45 PM

I found lots of useful information for my art homework. Thank-you. Terrina Lee,  age 13.

From: Debra Hyatt - UK                                      Posted on: Saturday, June 08, 2002, 01:46 PM

I have an oval Orlando patterned platter will send a picture. if your interested'


From: Bill Latham - Thailand (Ex-Stoke)           Posted on: Tuesday, June 18, 2002, 04:39 PM

Received an e-mail this afternoon asking me to take a look at your Web Site. Very impressive and so well detailed! Have not yet had time to check all of the site but will revert in due course. Have had a lifetime in the Ceramic Industry, my first employer being Susie Cooper - one of the "Pottery Ladies" Very best regards, Bill Latham

From: Lee - USA                                                   Posted on: Wednesday, June 19, 2002, 05:26 AM

I have a red Royal Venton Ware Willow set with 12 place settings, oval serving bowls, a tureen, etc. My mother found out that they date back to 1923-1930. Can you give me any idea of the value of these pieces and any other information you have available? This set came down to me from, I believe, a great aunt, which would make the dates I mentioned above about right if my great aunt was the first to own this set. Thanks for any help you can send my way.


From: Paul Gold - England                                Posted on: Monday, June 24, 2002, 09:45 PM

Hello Thank you for a very interesting site, I have two pieces of Royal Venton one is a Floretta and the other is a lovely 2 tier deco cake plate, can send pictures if you want, I was interested in the Farmers loving cup as I have a mug with the same poem but made by Burleigh ware (Burgess & Leigh). Best regards Paul



From: Jackie Dreyer - Namibia                        Posted on: Tuesday, June 25, 2002, 02:13 PM

I do have a cheese plate with lid with the marks Royal Venton Ware. J. Steventon & Sons Ltd, Burslem England with hand painted numbers 3341 (black), 42 (black), 10 (green) at the back. Can you please send me more information about this item. Thank you

From: Jan Bradley - England                             Posted on: Tuesday, June 25, 2002, 05:08 PM

I have an orange dish shaped like an acorn leaf as above. However mine has a lovely little squirrel sitting on the edge. It is in perfect condition I would love to know more about it.

From: Hifa - USA                                                   Posted on: Tuesday, July 02, 2002, 06:43 AM

Dear Sir ,Madam My name is Hifa I am an artist. I bought a plate in Toronto in 1998. The trade mark is Royal Venton Ware. John Steventon and Sons .Burslem, England. The plate is not round shape. The colour is royal blue and in the border there is a repeat design that is green , dark brown and reddish . The trade mark in the back is green and it is the same trade mark in the information page " back Marks" # 18 in website . I would like to know the value of it and some information. Thank you sincerely Hifa .

From: George Hill - England                             Posted on: Saturday, July 06, 2002, 04:10 PM

Could you please advise dates when "willow Royal Venton ware" blue back stamp with crown over John Steventon & Sons Ltd Burslem England was made. I have 3 plates of diminishing sizes plus a dish (tureen) with lid. Regards George Hill

From: Judy Cagnina - U.S.A.                                Posted on: Monday, July 08, 2002, 03:47 AM

I have a dinner plate or possibly a platter given the 11". It's mark on the back is in gold and is the Royal Venton Ware on top of the crown and John Steventon & Sons LTD. Burslem, England. It has a yellow border with black and white also on the border and the picture on the centre of the plate is in black and white and is of a man and woman standing under a tree next to the shore of a lake with him holding her hand and in the back ground a gazebo on a little island. I didn't see any pictures of this type of plate except under "general" there was a blue octagon shaped plate that had a similar picture of just a man and woman. Can anyone tell me about this plate that I have. This site was most helpful. I really enjoyed reading all about this potter. Thank you, Judy.

From: Virginia Plumley - United States            Posted on: Saturday, July 13, 2002, 11:11 PM

I have a partial set of John Steventon and sons Ltd. Reproduction of Rogers 1780 in pink and was wondering where there was a web site to price a place setting and is it still possible to buy more? These were left to me by my grandmother Marjorie Coffin Forbes Sweet. I once had a full set but time and children have taken their toll. These are valuable to me and would like to have my set restored. Thank you for any help you can give. God Bless, Virginia Plumley

From: Trista Moreno -  California                      Posted on: Wednesday, July 17, 2002, 04:29 AM

I have recently purchased a plate at a yard sale with the Steventon & Sons mark It also says that it is a reproduction of Rogers 1780. I am interested in finding out its value. Please write back with any knowledge you might have on this subject. Thank You, Trista Moreno.

From: Cheryl S. - USA                                            Posted on: Saturday, July 27, 2002, 05:28 AM

I have a 153 piece set of "Willow" John Steventon & Sons L Burslem Made in England. Have not been able to find this exact mark. Please advise as to any history, including dates and any type of value.

From: Luci Vanderloo - Portugal                        Posted on: Thursday, August 01, 2002, 04:06 PM

Delighted to have seen a picture of one of the dishes I have of Floretta Ware (the one with three partitions). I am curious to find out the present value of such a dish. Would it be possible for you to let me know? Thank you!

From: Adwa Yazid - Saudi Arab, Riyadh             Posted on: Monday, August 05, 2002, 09:33 AM

I want to have a white plane square plates and sets of tea, how can we can communicate with your company please inform us. Thanks.

From: Martyn Wilcox - England                          Posted on: Thursday, August 15, 2002, 09:32 PM

I have a corner sink that is stamped Steventons Middlewich Coronet A229 24 X 18, it also appears to have 73 & 4F marked upon it. In blue on the front it is marked Royal Venton vitreous china. I am looking to find out how old it is, and if it required particular wall brackets to assist wall mounting. As I see Steventons went out of production in about 1936 it would also be interesting to know if this item has any particular value.

From: Terry Evans - Great Britain                      Posted on: Monday, August 19, 2002, 08:22 AM

Please can you help me, I have a plate with the following number on, registered shape, reg no 734827, please can you help me date it from this information. It has what looks like red roses on it with a multi-coloured bird sitting on a twig. Its oblong in shape, its like a kind of shallow dish, with gold trim. Thanking you in anticipation , Terry Evans

From: Marion Spiewakowski - England              Posted on: Monday, August 19, 2002, 05:24 PM

I found your site interesting and and was able to find out more information about the set of 3 Kato jugs I have I believe they may have been made around 1924, can you please confirm and give me some idea of their value.

From: Caroline Venton - Canada                           Posted on: Monday, September 02, 2002, 10:49 AM

I was just surfing and looked up the name Venton, my surname. I was delighted to learn of you Royal Venton ware. My Great Grandfather was on in the Royal Marines. I do plan someday soon to take a trip to England to investigate further my family heritage and when I do, I'd love to stop by and see some of your wares. I'll need a Venton piece for my collections. Best regards, Caroline Venton.

From: Joan Osborne - USA                                   Posted on: Wednesday, September 04, 2002, 06:54 PM

I have attempted to get into your detailed site about the hunting scenes but I can not get it to work. I have two plates: Royal Venton Ware with a crown over the picture of a dog. The fronts of the plates are pictures of a hunt scene. Two riders and three dogs. There are flowers around the outer edge of the places. They are green in colour and seems to have a crackle finish, but that may just be age. Could you let me know more about these plates, age and possible value. These places belonged to my Granny who immigrated to the US. Thank you for your help. Joan Osborne

From: Marion J Lewis - UK                                   Posted on: Tuesday, September 17, 2002, 11:38 AM

Fantastic site - I have learned something today - I have a client with a Ming bowl, basically circular but sort of pushed in at the top - very heavy - he wants to sell it where can he establish what it is worth.

From: Susan Cross - England                                 Posted on: Wednesday, September 18, 2002, 02:49 PM

We have a vase in the shape of the 'Maling' example shown on your website. It is 9.5 inches tall and has 6 narrow, red-trunked tall trees in green and mauve/purple. On the bottom there is a hand-painted number in orange: 2286 3 Any further information about this would be very much appreciated.

From: Robert Keenan - Victoria, Australia              Posted on: Friday, September 20, 2002, 12:37 PM

I was just looking through my cupboards at home and have discovered some items for which your company have made. I was just wondering If I sent some photo's to an email address you could tell me something about these items. I know they are very old, I have a soup terrine & holder. Your assistance would be greatly appreciated.

From: Linda - United States                                    Posted on: Saturday, September 28, 2002, 11:55 PM

Hi: I have a medium sized bowl with the mark of Royal Venton ware with a dog and John Steventon Ltd Burslem England. I am interested in finding out the value of it.. It is cream colour with green picture of a someone riding horseback.. Appreciate any information-- Thank you..

From: Darryl Pruett - United States                         Posted on: Tuesday, October 08, 2002, 06:04 AM

Can you tell me what year The Mermaid (Olde English Inns) was produced? The number produced? Thank you!

From: Sandra Dootson - UK                                    Posted on: Friday, November 15, 2002, 03:48 PM

What an informative and interesting site.

From: Brenda Weaver - England                              Posted on: Friday, November 15, 2002, 06:33 PM

I have some Orlando pieces. A large serving dish and four smaller, possibly fruit dishes. I am interested to know if these are collectors items.

From: Marjorie Pinard, Niles, MI - USA                Posted on: Tuesday, December 03, 2002, 06:32 PM

What a lovely web site! Your design is wonderful and I learned so much interesting knowledge. I almost didn't purchase the plate ( red Hunting scene, 2 hunters on horses) because it was $2.98 at a thrift shop. By I was so attracted to the dog on the back mark, I purchased it. And now I've learned of it's history and what a marvellous piece it is! Thank you ever so much.

From: Karen Chicoteau - Australia                          Posted on: Saturday, December 28, 2002, 06:17 AM

Our family has acquired an oval-shaped (with curves and bevels) serving platter approximately 45cm long and 38cm wide. The stamp on the back under the Royal Venton Ware crest is John Steventon and Sons Ltd, Burslem England. There is also a hand-written number 1563 placed elsewhere on the base. The design on the plate comprises blue flowers attached to a brown stem. On each of the four motifs there sits a pheasant-like bird with only one leg and claw displayed. The plumage of the bird is purple, green, yellow and blue. The edge of the platter is gold-rimmed. Do you have any information that you could give us on this piece? For example, its age, history, artist, value, rarity etc?