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Year 2003





From: Jenny - Western Australian                           Posted on: Wednesday, January 01, 2003, 07:30 AM

I have been given a sugar shaker for Xmas. The inscription reads : Royal Venton Ware J. Steventon & Sons Ltd Burslem England with the number 9545 handwritten in. Would you know the age of this item? Many thanks Jenny



From: Rachel - North Carolina                                   Posted on: Thursday, January 02, 2003, 03:14 PM

I enjoyed your site. I have a set of the pink Rogers Elephant which includes 16 plates, 11 dessert/salad plates, 11 cups, 8 saucers, 1 sugar bowl and 1 creamer. Can you help me establish a value for these pieces. Thank you, Rachel

From: Lisa - England                                                     Posted on: Saturday, January 04, 2003, 01:31 PM

I have what I believe is a cake stand, the top plate is The Kings Head Chigwell and the bottom plate is The Mermaid Rye, could you tell me the value of this please, thank you.

From: Door Nubé -The Netherlands                          Posted on: Sunday, January 05, 2003, 03:38 PM

Hello, I liked it very much to visit your site. I found it interesting. I inherited an Orlando diner service from my grandfather. I have 12 dinner plates, 12 soup plates, 12 breakfast plates en several serving plates and bowls. Could you tell me what the value is?

From: Andy Graham - UK                                             Posted on: Monday, January 06, 2003, 12:00 AM

I have recently acquired a sandwich platter and 6 sandwich plates stamped with Royal Venton Ware, John Steventon & Sons. From viewing your site they seem to be the 'Birds of Paradise' design. Does anyone have an idea of what they may be worth?

From: Julie Rodway - England                                     Posted on: Thursday, January 09, 2003, 12:40 PM

Could you tell me anything about a dinner service I have just found in my mothers cupboard. It is marked Royal Venton Ware, The Homing and has the number 12 stamped on it and Selfridges London. Any information would be gratefully received. Thank you.

From: Simon Hadley - Cardiff UK                                Posted on: Sunday, January 12, 2003, 07:55 PM

I have a sandwich tray and two matching plates in the Springtime pattern some crazing on the tray and plate (but no more than you would expect) and the other plate has three inch crack, Please could you tell me the best place to sell them.

From: Sharon- Chic-yy's Co-conexions                      Posted on: Wednesday, January 15, 2003, 05:47 PM

I have a number of designs that I would like to produce onto an average 20 set dinner and breakfast service. The images are not patterns there are designed drawings which is a completely different style to what is present on the market. can you please advise me where I can go to receive a service to produce my artwork glazing including the fruit set etc, prices or who I can contact please thank you Sharon

From: Susanne - USA                                                       Posted on: Thursday, January 16, 2003, 04:17 AM

Interested in purchasing the green willow platter that is shown on page 8.

From: Hilde Reuvers - Netherlands                             Posted on: Tuesday, January 21, 2003, 04:49 PM

Dear sirs, Today I have send an e-mail with attached photos and several questions concerning my grandmothers pottery . I am not sure the message has arrived. Could you please confirm you received this e-mail? By the way, I think this internet site is great. A lot of information, very organized. Regards.

From: Gillian Thomason - Spain                                  Posted on: Saturday, January 25, 2003, 11:54 AM

I have a teapot- back plate registered shape reg.no734827 Steventon Ltd Burslem. There is an orange 2099 with four dots below also. It is yellow and white striped with blue and orange fruit on the white stripe. I have also seen the design picture. I am disappointed that you do not name and age the pictures on your website. Any information where this is available. Thanks.

From: Peggy Hutchins                                                    Posted on: Wednesday, January 29, 2003, 09:21 PM

I inherited a Royal Venton dresser set with the inscription John Steventon and Sons, LTD - England # 1385. There is a small chip on the dresser tray but other than that it is in excellent shape. The pictures on the items are geese (or ducks) and the set is orange/red, purple and white. I would like to know what the name of the set is and an approximate value. Thank you.

From: Michelle Pordham - UK                                    Posted on: Monday, February 03, 2003, 06:27 PM

Hi just wondered if you could give me any information such as value, date of the Farmer's Loving Cup pictured on this page as I have one that I would like to sell.  Thanks.

From: Sandra Stewart - England                                 Posted on: Thursday, February 06, 2003, 03:47 PM

I have a cake stand in my possession its a three tier stand with the numbers 348 stamped on the bottom it also has number 22 under the glaze. The plates are white with blue around the edge with three flowers the centre one is blue with a red centre the one on either side are red . Could you tell me anything about them as I cant find anything on your website.

From: Ewan Lamont - Scotland                                   Posted on: Saturday, February 22, 2003, 08:38 AM

An interesting site found on AltaVista while I was looking for info on Sam Bradley of "The Shelf Pottery". Those Floretta dishes always appeal to your sweet tooth.

From: Shirley Green - Canada                                     Posted on: Wednesday, February 26, 2003, 02:16 AM

Hello: I believe I have three pieces of Royal Venton Ware that fall into your category of "colour ware". They are: a teapot, sugar bowl and small cream/milk jug. Yellow, in a leaf pattern with a red/orange berry that has a black spot. Pale green leaves and also handle on teapot and cream/milk jug. Probably purchased in 1932 or 1933 by my parents and were part of a larger "breakfast" set but these are all that remain. Is there anywhere I can inquire as to an approximate value of these items? Thanking you in advance.

From: Nicky Hobbs  - England                                     Posted on: Wednesday, February 26, 2003, 10:19 PM

I have two cream coloured jugs one slightly smaller than the other they have a picture in the middle of orange rose and holding onto the stem is a bird similar to a pheasant the handle, base and lip of jug appear to be painted in a different paint but still orange and blue in colour although this is a more modern looking in brightness. I was given them to me by an old aunt and would love to know the age and value.

From: Tracy Bancroft - Staffs England                       Posted on: Thursday, February 27, 2003, 06:10 PM

Hi I have some Floretta ware hand painted Van Phillips & Radford English etc are they worth keeping  I  am having problems seeing the pictures.

From: Gary Clegg - UK                                                  Posted on: Friday, February 28, 2003, 09:47 PM

I have a collection of Floretta Ware, about 70 pieces in all. I know a couple of others who also collect it. Is there a complete list of all the different Floretta Ware items produced?

From: Mrs. Gillian Smith - Cardiff                            Posted on: Sunday, March 02, 2003, 12:19 PM

We have got 11 pieces of the green hunting pottery.

From: Hannah Rigby - Britain                                     Posted on: Sunday, March 02, 2003, 05:26 PM

In your 'jugs' section I found a picture showing the jugs we own. they are cream jugs with gold gilt and pheasant scenes. I am writing to inquire about the set we own as one of the birds is facing the opposite way to the other two. the three jugs also have numbers on the bottom in gold, number 7 on the bottom of the smallest, 4 on the medium and 12 on the biggest. We inherited these items and would greatly appreciate any information you could give. many thanks. Hannah Rigby

From: Des Mills - Surbiton U.K.                                 Posted on: Sunday, March 09, 2003, 09:33 AM

What a fabulous site, you have worked hard to furnish the visitor with some genuinely useful information. I was looking to identify items of colour ware (egg cup set, preserve jar and divided fancy dish) and was delighted with my instant success. Well done!  Regards Des Mills.

From: Steve - USA                                                           Posted on: Tuesday, April 01, 2003, 03:42 PM

I have a bowl that my grandmother gave me and on the bottom is a stamp that has Coronet on it and Maling, England around the outside. I am trying to find out some information about this bowl. Can you help me out?

From: Madeleine Holman - Ireland                           Posted on: Tuesday, April 01, 2003, 06:31 PM

I have had a jug for many years that has the following inscription on the bottom: "LUXOR WARE" Reg No. 837606 Made in England. It also has hand painted either M or PY 1782. The jug is small, the background is cream and on the front there are green leaves and two orange poppy's. The rim and handle are decorated in green and orange. I would be grateful for any help in establishing its origins.

From: Annet Minekus - The Netherlands                 Posted on: Tuesday, April 01, 2003, 06:57 PM

I have a tea set from my grandmother, teapot nr.3344, sugar pot nr.3341, milk bowl and 7 cups and saucers with a pattern of a pheasant. Please can you tell me when it was manufactured and something about the value. Thank you very much.

From: B McCallum  -                                                    Posted on: Friday, April 25, 2003, 12:25 PM

Enjoyed your site. I have a two tier "Cake Plate" which shows the pattern that appears 7th on the patterns page. Keep thinking of selling but still would be nice to know some of its background now.

From: Paul Ludlam -                                                     Posted on: Tuesday, May 13, 2003, 10:28 PM

I'm after replacing a 'New Coronet' toilet pan (BS.1125) turquoise in colour. Dated c.1966. Please e-mail me if you know how I could get hold of one. Thanks.

From: Donna - USA                                                       Posted on: Thursday, May 15, 2003, 08:37 PM

I have 2 Royal Venton ware bowls. On the back of it it has an E and a Dog stamp on it. Can you please tell me what the value of this is.

From: Bristol- UK                                                        Posted on: Saturday, May 17, 2003, 04:16 PM

Hi, great site. I have many items (mixed condition) of the pale yellow dinner service shown at the top of your dinnerware page (gold and red rim on plates, and additional gold decoration on meat plates, tureens etc). Sadly boyfriend does not share taste in china, so am looking to sell to a good home. Gail

From: G L Brewer -UK                                               Posted on: Friday, May 23, 2003, 08:21 PM

I have a Royal Venton Ware dressing table set of jug and bowl with a pattern popular in the 20s of Mt Fuji, No. 1022. There is also a toothbrush vase and soap dish which are without the RV mark. which have same pattern. They belonged to my parents and were bought probably in the mid-late 1920s. I would be interested to know if this would be of interest . Lester Brewer

From: Patrick Joyce - England                                Posted on: Sunday, May 25, 2003, 01:45 PM

I have purchased a very pretty plate, a design that is listed on this site. the decoration includes blue/black flowers and a colourful bird clutching a branch on the reverse it has the Royal Venton ware inscription and mark but also some numbers "49" and "1563". could you let me know anything about the history etc of this plate?

From: Gerrie Smith - UK                                         Posted on: Tuesday, May 27, 2003, 08:28 PM

I have a Royal Venton tea pot, coffee jug, sugar bowl. The tea pot is on a stand, also stands for the sugar bowl. The collection is Floretta ware and has the numbers A147. Could anybody tell me how old they are and how much they are worth. thank you.

From: Brenda Hellier - Canada                             Posted on: Wednesday, May 28, 2003, 11:42 PM

I have the spring time that I would like to sell. Please make me an offer

From: Janet Byrne -  England                                Posted on: Monday, June 02, 2003, 11:09 PM

Registered shape reg. no. 784827 Steventons ltd Burslem 6 beakers and coffee pot oriental type shape with floral and bird of paradise column design any information on age and design? thanks Jan

From: Lorraine Brown - Scotland                        Posted on: Wednesday, July 02, 2003, 12:43 PM

Can you please date Steventon sugar shaker one of the series of public houses The Flying Horse Canterbury and a current valuation.

From: Dave Allison - Canada                                  Posted on: Monday, July 21, 2003, 12:23 AM

Hello, I have just purchased a Mutton Crackle Vase. On the bottom of the vase the writing is (Royal Venton Ware, Ming, England. The colouring is from top to bottom , white, turquoise/blue, black and orange. It is 7 inches tall with a mouth of 3 inches then becomes wider about 2 inches down from the mouth. Can you forward me more information regarding this item or perhaps where I might find more information. Thank You.

From: Sheila White - England                               Posted on: Wednesday, July 23, 2003, 10:25 PM

I have a Royal Venton Ware - John Steventon potty with the number 1164. I think it is Floretta Ware as its colours are mauve, lilac, etc similar to the dressing table set picture but without the figures in it. Could you please tell me when this would have been made and the artist?

From: Allyson - England                                         Posted on: Friday, September 05, 2003, 03:34 PM

I have 2 meat platters part of Royal Venton Ware, Ivy type design by Gladys Scarlett I believe, but not marked with her name. They are in good condition I wanted to know some more about them and maybe their value?? Thanks

From: Carolyn - USA                                               Posted on: Friday, September 19, 2003, 02:59 PM

What is the price range for Reproduction of Rogers 1786 in blue & white platter and serving bowl? This is a great site! Thank you!

From: Lee Broadbent - England                           Posted on: Monday, September 22, 2003, 12:32 AM

I have acquired a dinner service which has a pattern of orange & lemon fruits/berries. I would like to know more.

From: Sylvia Speight - England                             Posted on: Sunday, October 05, 2003, 04:39 PM

Hi - what a great site. I have two terrines with lids and a gravy boat in cream and green with black edging round the handle, top and green rim (as shown in one of your pics.) I would like to know how old they are and the value. I have had them for many years and are used almost every day!

From: Michael  - Canada                                        Posted on: Monday, October 06, 2003, 02:43 PM

Hi I hope you can help me out, I came across one of your a beautiful piece of work that you have done. It looks like a jam jar or honey jar. It has a number on the bottom no-760690 The "Mermaid" Rye. If you can be so kind to tell me what its worth if anything. thank your for your time you do great work, looking forward to your reply thank you mike

From: Paula van Dijk - Holland                            Posted on: Tuesday, October 07, 2003, 03:37 PM

Recently I was at a flea market where I found an crème coloured oval plate with the Royal Venton Stamp on the back. It has a golden rim. The pattern consists of brown and black band divided in four parts by Ivy leaves. Inside this rim the decoration consists of four patches of bright flowers outlined in brown. The colours of the flowers are red, pink, blue and yellow with green and black leaves. Could you please tell me when this pattern was made.

From: Gwen Keogh - USA                                      Posted on: Saturday, October 18, 2003, 12:40 PM

I am trying to locate China Mugs with the Harrods logo. I am unable to go to the store, but would appreciate info on how to purchase 2 mugs on line. Thank you.

From: Rosemary Meyer - USA                              Posted on: Wednesday, October 22, 2003, 04:54 PM

I purchased a set of willow royal Venton Ware 1 cup is missing. It had a square tray and 6 of everything else including glasses. What would this be valued at ?.

From: Allan Ward -  England                                 Posted on: Monday, November 03, 2003, 09:56 PM

Hello. Can you please help me with the age and value of a Pirate bowl, signed H.Holdcroft. .Hand marked with the following. 2998 over a 7.thankyou A.N.Ward

From: Mark Hastings - England                            Posted on: Wednesday, November 12, 2003, 11:10 PM

Dear Sir I have two vases which are identified as 'rosa' with a pattern number of '1043'. Can you tell me any more about the history of these vases? Yours in anticipation, Mark.

From: Lynn Good - Canada                                    Posted on: Sunday, November 16, 2003, 06:30 PM

I have a mutton crackle vase that is 7 1/2" tall, 2 1/2" across mouth, narrows to about 1 1/2" at neck, widens again to about 3" across. Marked Royal Venton Ware, Ming, England. White at top, over bright turquoise, black at bottom. Identical colouring to the pot on your mutton crackle page in the 10th position. Could you please give me some idea of value and where I might find a buyer? Thanks, Lynn Good

From: Jean McKee - England                                Posted on: Sunday, December 14, 2003, 10:37 PM

Dear Sir or madam I purchased an unusual square case at auction. It is Royal Venton signed by Holdcroft. The year is signed as 1893. It is the same back stamp as you show. Is it possible that he was using this before the dates you give? I will take a photo of my piece of pottery if that assists, I enjoyed your page! Best wishes Jean

From: Andrew Casey - UK                                      Posted on: Saturday, December 20, 2003, 03:13 PM

Hi I was given your details by Greg Slater and the other day Miranda Goodby showed me the excellent research you have done of Royal Venton. I have just given them, on behalf of an elderly lady, some plates by Gladys Scarlett. I am currently working on a new title "Starting to Collect Twentieth Century Ceramics" that will cover UK, US and Europe and will be published by the Antique Collectors Club. I have had four other books published already. I think it would be very interesting to include Royal Venton as not much is known about them and the range of products that I saw at the Potteries Museum was amazing and really should be included in my book. Therefore would you consider helping me by allowing me to use some of the information from your web site? and later with proofing etc as I want to get the fact