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Year 2004






From: Janet Mcgevor - England                                              Posted on: Friday, January 09, 2004, 10:55 AM

I have a Royal Venton Ware cake plate and stand with the word marigold on the bottom also two red marks is it possible to tell me who the artist was, thank you..

From: Rita Watson  - USA                                                         Posted on: Friday, January 16, 2004, 08:51 PM

I have what appears to be a soup dish of Floretta Ware that depicts a Hunting Scene. The back stamp is a Dog. The scene is a burgundy red and shows a Huntsman on a horse with another huntsman also on a horse in the right hand side background. There are 3 hounds pictured also. On the underside slightly off centre is the letter M or possibly W. I enjoyed the site which was very informative. I wonder what the value of this item might be.

From: Steve Parker - England                                                  Posted on: Saturday, January 17, 2004, 12:14 AM

Hello I have what I would describe as a small sweet dish about 10x6x1.It appears to have a pattern number CA579 16 then it appears to have a J" on its own, if this means anything to you could you supply me with some info. Thanks Steve Parker.

From: Janice Ratcliffe - England                                             Posted on: Thursday, January 29, 2004, 10:12 AM

I have a Royal Venton ware sandwich plate marking on the back is in Gold. The pattern on the plate is on a white background with blue hand painted flowers, the main flower has what looks like a peacock on its branch, it is gilded in gold, it seems to be quite old the hall mark on the back looks like 15Y3. I don't know though could you please give e any information you have on this treasure thank you.

From: Jeff Mohr - United States                                              Posted on: Tuesday, February 03, 2004, 02:55 PM

I've been looking for some information on the pattern I got and I always hit a brick wall, I thought maybe you can help me? The pattern is called Orlando it is Royal Venton Ware and it is hand signed in red John Steventon Sons Ltd, Burslem England. It does have the crown stamp and the pattern number on it in blue, the word Orlando and his signature and Burslem England is the only thing in red. Thanks for the help.

From: Miss P M Shucksmith - England                                 Posted on: Saturday, February 07, 2004, 07:20 PM

I have one of the Poppy Plates with the hole in the middle. Is it of any significant value please?

From: Jayne Melville - Wales                                                  Posted on: Monday, February 09, 2004, 01:06 PM

I have a jug with Royal Venton Ware stamped in green the is also a mark 210 on the base, it is 33cm tall mainly green in colour with a lilac colour flowering on it. Would you be able to give me any further information.

From: Shane - England                                                               Posted on: Wednesday, February 11, 2004, 12:19 AM

I have an ornate fireplace and the tiles indicate that they were made by Royal Venton. I was wondering if there was a museum or collectors society that I could donate the fire place to? Shane

From: Daphne Godwin - USA                                                   Posted on: Thursday, March 11, 2004, 08:01 PM

My mother has a Royal Venton Ware John Steventon & Sons wash pitcher and bowl. I can not find a picture of it to identify it. I believe I saw the pattern on your pattern page, but no name. Could I send you a picture and see if you can identify it for me and tell me a little about it? Thank you.

From: Heather Linard - Essex                                                  Posted on: Friday, April 02, 2004, 11:49 AM

I have 2 "Pansy" style jugs, one large and one smaller, with the No's 414460 on the bottom. Any info on these would be appreciated, thanks.

From: Michael Cutts - England                                               Posted on: Wednesday, April 07, 2004, 08:49 AM

Which London store did "the Bizarre Girls" give their First public demonstration, was it Harrods

From: Dave Yates - Australia                                                   Posted on: Wednesday, April 14, 2004, 06:32 AM

I once lived in Weaverham and after finishing school at Winsford Verdin Grammar, secured a trainee managers job at J.Steventon and Sons in Middlewich. This was commonly known as a 'pot bank' and manufactured, vitreous china, wash basins, pedestals and toilet pans. is there any connection between this webpage and company and the one I worked for in 1959 - 1962?  Many thanks

From: Sylvia Fink -                                                                    Posted on: Saturday, April 17, 2004, 11:28 PM

We have some dinner plates, side plates, tureens and other dishes belonging to a dinner service which is almost 100 years old. the pattern is Oxford made by Burslem. Can you let me have some information on this pottery. Thank you

From: Ike Deres - Melbourne,                                                 Posted on: Tuesday, April 20, 2004, 04:54 AM

Have a plate number 2781 palm trees and triangle patterns signed by Holdcroft and was just wanting to know what value this may hold. Would appreciate some information. Thank you, Ike

From: James Donegan - England                                            Posted on: Tuesday, April 27, 2004, 06:57 PM

We have a couple of pieces of Royal Venton ware J.Steventon and sons limited Burslem England, would it be possible to find out the valuation for these pieces, they are a type of a fruit bowl with a hand painted flower design.

From:     -                                                                                      Posted on: Tuesday, April 27, 2004, 09:05 PM

What a lovely informative website. Thank you.

From: Sandi Kelly United States                                             Posted on: Sunday, May 02, 2004, 10:14 PM

I have inherited a 10 piece set of blue willow and was wondering what the value might be. It has the crown stamp on most, the sugar bowl has a face on it. But all say Willow Royal Venton Ware and John Steventon & sons LTD Burslem England.

From: Linda Dilley - USA                                                         Posted on: Wednesday, May 05, 2004, 05:55 AM

I was just going thru some items and came across the item described, large tray, scalloped edges, grape design in the centre of the tray, the mark is Royal Venton ware , the crown symbol, John Steventon and sons ltd. Burslem England then the number 278 in large black letters. very nice piece, it was referred to as an ice cream tray? I have no idea. however was just wondering if you could let me know, not sure if I should send a photo or not. thanks Linda

From: Pat Arbin - England                                                       Posted on: Friday, May 28, 2004, 08:24 AM

I am very impressed with your website. I have 6 octagonal tea plates with a pheasant design and blue flowers, numbered 734827 are they worth keeping or just fit for a jumble sale. Regards Pat Arbin

From: Rijkaart van Cappellen - France                                 Posted on: Tuesday, July 06, 2004, 04:14 PM

Dears Sirs, We have a breakfast table ware from John Steventon with a peacock pattern. please is it possible to inform us when this is produced and may be you can tell us were we can find complementary dishes etc. Thanks a lot Best regards, Martin Rijkaart van Cappellen

From: Liz Hammond - UK                                                         Posted on: Tuesday, July 13, 2004, 06:49 PM

This is an exceptional web site easy to browse with lots of information keep up the good work.

From: Sam - UK                                                                           Posted on: Friday, July 16, 2004, 04:41 PM

I have six almost square sandwich plates with scalloped edges and a matching oblong sandwich server, the edges are edged with royal blue with intricate detail on the scalloped edges, the background colour is a dark ivory, with a rusty brown arrangement of flowers and leaves on a vine on one side of the plate then smaller detail on the other side. on the reverse the plate is marked with Royal Venton ware, John Steventon & Sons Lt Burslem England. also there are the numbers 44 in blue and 47 in black, any information on this set would be very helpful, it belonged to my grandmother Thank-you

From: Lee - USA                                                                          Posted on: Thursday, July 22, 2004, 10:30 PM

You have many beautiful items. I am trying to research a bowl (with cover) from my aunt's estate. Your site is the first I found that even mentions Floretta ware. The bowl has the following markings: a crown, the words "Royal Floretta Ware Austria" and a number. Could you possibly direct me to where I might be able to find out information on this piece? Thank you in advance.

From: Judy McCabe - Australia                                              Posted on: Saturday, July 24, 2004, 10:17 AM

Would you, kindly, look at item #3738387902 on eBay and tell me if I have accurately listed this Dessert Set. I do not know anything about Brown & Steventon except what I have read on your site and I would hate to be inaccurate, with regards to the age and pattern, in my description of these beautiful pieces. Thank you very much, Regards, Judy

From: Sharyn - USA                                                                   Posted on: Wednesday, July 28, 2004, 03:17 AM

Hi, I was wondering if you could email me with further information & value regarding four plates? The plates are divided into three sections. Blue flowers line the edge & in the middle is a tree, elephant, etc.. The pattern is similar to a red pattern featured on this website. Back reads Reproduction of Rogers 1780, Made In England. Thank you, Sharyn

From: Jo Eaton - Maine                                                            Posted on: Sunday, August 01, 2004, 06:51 PM

HI I have approximately 75 pieces of Orlando and was advised that you are interested in purchasing back any that is available. All are in good to excellent condition.

From: Leo de Haas - Netherlands                                           Posted on: Sunday, August 22, 2004, 01:41 PM

I bought a plate today signed by Harold Holdcroft with a pattern that does not show up on your side? the plate is a creamy colour with red/black lines at the outside and in the middle a sort of a tropical island in red, blue and yellow and a palm tree. on the back no 27 in green and I think 277 in black. can you inform me about this pattern, thanks for you co-operation,  regards, Leo de Haas

From: Rodney Bower - England                                              Posted on: Monday, August 23, 2004, 03:06 PM

Hi This is a Royal Venton dinner service which we have. We are interested to know if you have seen the pattern before. It is in the Art Deco style. In addition to the green back mark which you already have in your gallery there are some ink numbers which I think may be the pattern number and date. 3229 and underneath 27 which may be for 1927? We bought it about 20 years ago and would be interested to know its value. Hope it is of interest to you. Regards Rod & Sue Bower

From: Lisa Bate - Shropshire UK                                           Posted on: Wednesday, August 25, 2004, 01:11 AM

In which London department store in 1928 did the Bizarre Girls give their first public demonstration? Thanks in advance for any help

From: Ellen Wolman - Toronto Canada                                Posted on: Monday, September 06, 2004, 05:27 PM

Hello---I am trying to find out some info on a 12 piece set of Art Deco china that I have purchased--It is the same pattern and trademark that appears on this website under TEA FOR TWO in the art Deco area--I do not have the teapot but I do have the full set of dishes for 12--- dinner plate, cup and saucer. side plate, salad plate and fruit nappy (minus 1 broken fruit nappy) in each setting----2 covered serving bowls and a platter---- cream and sugar---I would like to know the name of the pattern and the approx value if possible. thanks Ellen

From: M.S.P. Klos-Rouwendaal - Holland                           Posted on: Wednesday, September 22, 2004, 08:46 PM

Dear sirs, I was looking at your site because a have a large Venton (meat) plate in my possession of which I could not find the pattern in you photographs. My plate is off-white with tropical flowers and tropical birds orange/red coloured with blue lining. The back mark I did see at your site however green coloured. At this plate the mark is kind of gold coloured. I would love to hear if this is an original royal venton. Thanking you in advance, I remain sincerely yours, Mieke Klos-Rouwendaal

From: Tammy Ehrett - USA                                                    Posted on: Thursday, September 30, 2004, 01:10 AM

I found a Royal Venton plate and was wondering about it's value. It is stamped with a old stamp and says 16 on the top and 939 at the bottom. It has a blue large rim and a white centre with a small picture in the centre. What would something like this cost?

From: Peter -Australia                                                           Posted on: Tuesday, October 12, 2004, 01:04 PM

I have a set of 3x pieces of Royal Venton Ware, are they worth any money ?

From: Ian -UK                                                                           Posted on: Friday, October 15, 2004, 01:52 PM

I have been left by my Nan Royal Venton Ware Pottery I would like to know more about date etc. It consists of 1 large wash bowl 1 bowl with handle (bedpan?) 1 tray 1 small vase 1 ring stand 1 large and 1 small pot 1 pot with hole in lid. They are in black and white with mountain scene. With gold highlights on birds, Chinese looking houses and boats. They are also marked with the number 1022.

From: Sandra Hipkin - United Kingdom                            Posted on: Sunday, October 17, 2004, 01:07 PM

I have found a Royal Venton ware pot. It is yellow, and looked a bit like a cabbage in design the lid is the same, with two green leave and two orange fruits in the top. I cant find anything about it on any site containing Venton Ware I wonder if you could tell me how old it might be and how much it might be worth

From: Cheryl Stevenson - USA                                             Posted on: Saturday, October 30, 2004, 02:45 PM

I am looking for the Steventon blue willow scalloped serving platter. (I have seen it called a Charger platter many times). My mother had one for 30+ years when someone dropped it. She, along with the platter, was shattered. I found one through eBay. I won it and it was shipped from the UK. When it arrived, it also was shattered. Needless to say I was devastated. Do you have ANY idea where I may be able to obtain one? Any help would be so very appreciated.

From: Lynne Ramos--USA                                                    Posted on: Saturday, November 06, 2004, 04:33 PM

I am trying to find the pattern name to a Brown & Steventon bowl that I have--it is a chintz pattern, the middle blue on your display page, of pheasants and flowers. Could you please communicate with me as to the pattern name and possibly an ideal of the value--it is an octagon bowl,7 3/4" diameter, 3 1/2" tall, gold rim, brown stamped mark "Brown & Steventon, Burslem, England (#X1--?). I truly would appreciate any help you can give me on this--No one has Brown & Steventon. Thank you----------Lynne Ramos

From: New Zealand                                                                 Posted on: Sunday, November 28, 2004, 06:55 AM

I have a lot of items of Luxor Ware Reg No 837606. This is also known as Luxor Vellum. I was told when I bought it that it was a common Woolworths set from the 1940's. I would like to purchase more to complete the set. Can you give me any information about this pattern and how I could purchase more.

From: Anne Elliott -Australia                                              Posted on: Sunday, December 12, 2004, 12:25 AM

I have several pieces of 'Bird of Paradise' - about 26 or so, including two serving dishes, dinner plates, cups and saucers, oval serving platter, sandwich plate, jug and bowl. Do you know what age these would be? Regards

From: Sydney Thomas - Pawley UK                                     Posted on: Tuesday, December 14, 2004, 01:36 PM

I have a plate from the Olde English Inns collection it shows the Mermaid Inn Rye and is in as new condition. Is there anyone who has an interest in this collection?