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From: Anke Verhave- South-Africa                                                 Posted on: Sunday, January 02, 2005, 02:29 PM

Thank you very much for the informative website. I have found a small Royal Venton platter. The mark on the back is in gold and there is a no: 26 in green. The platter is cream coloured with a beautiful pheasant in the middle. Do you have any information on this piece? Kind regards.

From: Marcia Mrakovcich - PA USA                                             Posted on: Thursday, January 06, 2005, 02:40 AM

I have 2 of the most beautiful platters in red with the horse and gentleman rider and the dogs around him. on the back is a picture of a dog as well. One of the platters has a very small chip underside but still in quite good condition. The primary one is in excellent condition, what type of value and year do you think it might be from. thank you, Marcia

From: John E Berrington - England                                               Posted on: Monday, January 17, 2005, 08:13 PM

Thought you may like picture of a pair of Harold Holdcroft I own. Same Vases Different view.

From: Tom White - England                                                             Posted on: Saturday, January 29, 2005, 04:43 PM

Hi ya, I have a vase similar to Harold Holdcroft Lustre Ware Vase pictured on your website which is Royal Venton. How/where would I find out similar items for sale quoting their sale prices? many thanks. great website you have there. Tom

From: Lyn Taylor - Australia                                                            Posted on: Monday, January 31, 2005, 08:48 PM

I have an attractive Royal Venton oval dish with black trim and strong coloured blue/green/yellow & red art deco style flowers around the edge. It has a red 56 next to the stamp on the back. I would love to try and track down a pattern name at this stage, and hopefully some more pieces down the track. Otherwise a great website!!

From: Pauline Morgan - England                                                     Posted on: Sunday, February 06, 2005, 07:33 PM

I have a set of vases and matching clock the scene is of geese on a snow scene I can not find any pictures of it can you help regards Pauline

From: Lisa Abramson - USA                                                              Posted on: Tuesday, February 08, 2005, 03:57 AM

I have 3 charming pitchers small, medium, and large) that are decorated with panels of a slight waffle-weave like design alternated with inserts of flowers and birds in ecru and shades of red, orange, green and embellished with gold. These pitchers each bear the mark of Royal Venton Ware situated over a crown and the name John Steventon & Sons, Burslem, England below the crown all stamped in green. There is a picture of a similar pitcher painted in shades of blue on this website in a section labelled JUGS. How can I learn the value of these pieces? Any assistance or insight will be much appreciated. Thank you.

From: Jonathan Slinn -  UK                                                                Posted on: Wednesday, March 02, 2005, 01:42 AM

Hi, I have a very large wash set comprising of a huge bowl, jug and chamber pot by bisto ware (Bishop & Stonier) it is in a very oriental style jet black with Chinese people in different sites around it. I know that Bisto ware turned to Oriental Ivory and wondered if this is the early piece just before they changed names for the oriental items. I would like to sell it but need help to now I am correct and give get the price right i would appreciate it. I don't mind giving a donation for your truthful help. kind regards - Jonathan Slinn .

From: Donna King - Canada                                                               Posted on: Sunday, April 03, 2005, 07:11 AM

I have received some Maling vases,2 large,2small and 1 clock. I saw the large but not the small or clock. I would like to know a little about them and possible value.

From: Janet W - Florida,                                                                     Posted on: Thursday, April 21, 2005, 03:57 AM

Hello, I collect the Hunting scenes series, and I was wondering if you know what dates it was produced. thanks, Janet W

From: Phil - UK                                                                                      Posted on: Wednesday, April 27, 2005, 08:42 PM

I have a teapot milk jug and sugar bowl almost identical to the one on display under more teapots, one row from the bottom left hand side. Can you give me any guidance as to a reserve price for auction. Thanks

From: P Steynor - UK                                                                           Posted on: Saturday, May 21, 2005, 08:18 PM

Thank you for an interesting web site. I have 2 oval Royal Venton dishes with the design 'Rosa' and back marked 1409A - could you tell me more about them please as I could not find the design on your site. Also I have 6 double-handled soup dishes with saucers, design 'Orlando', which I understand were made specifically for the US market but which I bought from an antiques fair in Ludlow. Any further information would be appreciated. Thank you.

From: Kya Milo - The Netherlands                                                   Posted on: Monday, June 20, 2005, 06:10 PM

Just today we put down a payment on a beautiful Steventon 'Royal Venton' dinnerware set, which my mother and I found at an antique shop in the province of Groningen, The Netherlands. The set includes 6 small plates, 6 dinner plates and - alas - 5 deep plates, as well as a sauce jug and several terrines. The set is decorated with the pattern shown in picture #12 on the patterns page of your site. Of course the question is: where can we find the missing plate, and what was the original set comprised of? We are totally in love with the colours, as well as the pattern itself. The plates and other pieces are off-set by a rim of red/black triangles, separated by a black rim with two white blocks at the end. We think ourselves doubly lucky with this find, as my (biological) fathers family came from the Staffs.

From: Jenny Lee - United States                                                       Posted on: Tuesday, July 05, 2005, 01:56 AM

I have John Steventons and Sons stew bowl with a lid. It has patterns exactly the same to the second floral pattern in the 'pattern' page. The logo mark on the bottom is a crown in gold. When was this made and what would be the approximate value? I appreciate any help. Thank you. Sincerely, Jenny

From: ex 9 Lyndhurst Street - Burslem.                                         Posted on: Friday, August 05, 2005, 08:18 PM

My Aunt, who lived at 11 Lyndhurst St. was a Paintress at a Pottery Works where the Works were sited on Pack Horse Lane and the Office entrance was in Newcastle Street, midway between Blake Street and the Bank at the top. Please could you possibly tell me the name of the Works? Her name was Elsie Clarkson and my Mother Clarkson/Watts.

From: Dovely - USA                                                                             Posted on: Wednesday, August 10, 2005, 08:09 PM

Looking for a value on 6 they have the reproduction mark. 'Rogers Elephant' dinner plates in pink. They are not perfect. Thanks D

From: Lorraine Devonshire - England                                           Posted on: Sunday, August 14, 2005, 12:17 PM

Could you value  a Royal Venton milk or cream jug, it has the numbers 10 and 12 on it the 10 is in green and the 12 is in black. Any information and approx value would be of great use. Thanks

From: Keri Domko - USA                                                                    Posted on: Monday, August 15, 2005, 01:26 AM

I have a set of Blue Willow Royal Venton dishes. I'm curious as to their value. Thank You

From: Barb Wolschlager - USA                                                        Posted on: Thursday, August 25, 2005, 03:12 AM

Hi thank you for this wonderful site. I have recently acquired several pieces of Luxor Chintz in blue. Looks like the bottom row second from end. I would like to know more about when it was made and how my grandmother might have acquired it. Also do you know its value. Thank you.

From: Lois Ruggles - United States                                                 Posted on: Wednesday, September 14, 2005, 04:10 AM

I am trying to find out the value of a cup and saucer with the "Kato" mark on the back. It looks exactly like the one you have on this listing under the 'Back Marks' section. It is in very good condition, no chips or cracks. A little checkering on the saucer. Can you help me? I'd appreciate it. Thanks.

From: K Timson - UK                                                                          Posted on: Thursday, September 15, 2005, 10:34 PM

My mother has a beautiful blue oval platter, with pink roses or peonies, which is described as 'Maling' ware on your site. This dish is badly damaged, but still much admired. I would like to acquire a similar (undamaged!) one to give to her. Any ideas where I might find one or how much it might cost? Thank you.

From: Suzi - USA                                                                                  Posted on: Sunday, September 25, 2005, 04:13 AM

I have a 9 inch plate with 6 groups of pink, purple, and yellow flowers with blue vines and green leaves, and baby blue pattern around the outer and inner edge. The crest on the back says Royal Venton Ware, then the crown symbol, then John Steventon & and Sons LTD Burslem England. I was wondering the age of this plate and its worth?

From: C.Harnden -  England                                                             Posted on: Wednesday, October 12, 2005, 10:32 PM

I have an Olde English inns plate which has been hanging on my wall for some time, it is The Star Inn Alfriston.I would like to know how old, and if it has any value?

From: Phyllis Lewis, USA                                                                 Posted on: Monday, November 07, 2005, 05:57 PM

I recently purchased what was described as a "bread dish", but I thought it might be part of a dresser set. It is marked on the bottom "REGISTERED SHAPE, REG. NO. 734827, STEVENTONS LTD., BURSLEM." It has 2 gold "squiggles" that look the number 22. The plate measures approx. 12-13" wide x 6". The flat part of the dish is ~8-1/4"; the slides are sloped and are 1-1/2". The wide ends are rounded and have a scroll pattern as part of the dish. At the top of the dish is a large group of purple violets and leaves and what looks like green-ish lily of the valley. There is a smaller group of the same flowers on the bottom and 4 purple violets on either end. There's a cream/gold around the centre of the 2 larger groups of flowers. Also, the ends are 3-sided with the violets in the centre and a raised pattern o

From: Paul & Kaniah Wanar - USA                                                Posted on: Tuesday, November 08, 2005, 04:26 PM

We have found the back mark but would like to know what year's it was used for. Where could I find this information. Thank you Paul

From: USA                                                                                            Posted on: Monday, November 14, 2005, 01:19 AM

We have 12 place settings of John Steventon & Son / Rogers 1780 reproductions in a 'pink' pattern. How should we 'value' these items? Is there a web site where we can find comparable prices?

From: Jean Ayers - England                                                             Posted on: Saturday, November 19, 2005, 05:03 PM

Found your site very interesting and informative. The covered tureen with plate stand I have has the design mark 'Carmen' on the reverse. Will check further and try to send a photo. Thanks.

From: Shirley bartwick - Canada                                                   Posted on: Saturday, November 26, 2005, 03:35 AM

Have an old dinnerware set not complete unable to find any info pattern #h313 rust band orange stripes rust floral any info

From: John & Annie Bunworth - Australia                                 Posted on: Monday, November 28, 2005, 08:10 AM

We are the authors of "British Decorative & Art Pottery 1870-1950", due out December 2006. An important chapter is on John Stevenson. We are seeking permission to use some of the material on your excellent website including if possible about 25-30 images from the following: Deco Page 1 Figurines Holdcroft Crackle Scarlet Elephants All that is required is your kind permission and the exact wording to 1. Acknowledge your images and information. 2. List your site as a leading recommended website. We will keep you advised on publication, whereupon a copy is available to you wholesale + freight. We trust this meets with your approval. We have lots of excellent material and your kind contribution is greatly welcomed by collectors and ourselves. Kindest Regards& a very Merry Christmas' John & Annie B

From: Vikki Bowman - England                                                     Posted on: Sunday, December 25, 2005, 06:59 PM

My mother has an Olde English Inns teapot, stand and bread plate with the numbers 06 stamped on the stand. The teapot is of The Bell, Waltham, and The Mermaid, Rye. The stand has The Mermaid, Rye and the bread plate is of The Star Inn, Alfriston. We were wondering if you could tell us the approximate age of these items. Many thanks for your attention. Vikki

From: Helena Douch - UK                                                                 Posted on: Saturday, December 31, 2005, 03:12 PM

I have several plates (2 sizes), a small tureen with ladle and a gravy jug, which I believe is a birds of paradise pattern. The overall colour is a dark cream with blue edgings to the plates and a pattern of rusty red/green roses/chrysanthums with a long feathered bird coming from a branch. Would be interested to know what the history is and if there is any value in them. Thanks.