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Post by slopingsteve on July 13th 2014, 9:50 am



Susan Thomas Ellis met Gene Roddenberry that is. And called Astra as well! I don't know when this was designed but I would have thought 60s or 70s. On the base of a couple of the pieces there is a Maxwell Wood signature. Barely concealed Portmeirion Totem decorative influences with a nod to Star Trek in the shape design - unless this came first, in which case the influences flow the other way!

PS Isn't American spell-checking wonderful? It has, in the past, insisted that I wanted to send a cheese to someone rather than a cheque (a little known, archaic form of monetary transfer), but it won't let me spell Roddenberry (a vital American cultural icon) wrong. I am so greatfuel !!!!!!!!!


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Post by slopingsteve on July 14th 2014, 4:46 pm

Williams.....duh!
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Post by NaomiM on May 14th 2015, 1:10 am

Tea set marked Wood's Ivory Ware. Seems there are a lot of different patterns and shapes under that name. Would it be by Arthur Wood or a different company like H.J. Wood Ltd. ?









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Post by studio-pots on May 14th 2015, 8:08 am

Neither of the above. It's one of the brand names for Wood & Son then Wood & Sons Ltd., who had the Trent and New Wharf potteries in Burslem. The same company made Beryl Ware. The company began in 1865 and finally closed in 2005.

As the pattern suggests this is a mark used in the 1930s.


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Post by user9318 on May 14th 2015, 8:18 am

http://www.thepotteries.org/mark/w/wood_sons.html
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Post by slopingsteve on May 20th 2015, 4:57 pm

is the decoration under the glaze or over? Looks like under by the pristine condition.
Is it hand-painted or transfer?
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Post by NaomiM on May 20th 2015, 6:13 pm

Transfer printed flowers, handpainted stripes. Underglazed? There is wear on the transfer on the saucer so I think it must be on top of the glaze.

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Post by denbydump on May 20th 2015, 7:20 pm

An important and underrated pottery.
Some of my collection of Wood's "Prunus", designed by Frederick Rhead,
(Charlottes's father) in the 1920s, with it's own unique backstamp.
Later copied by Burleigh as "Calico".



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Post by dantheman on May 20th 2015, 9:08 pm

christ DD! I think you could give Naomi a run for her money when it comes to number of pots collected

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Post by NaomiM on May 20th 2015, 10:17 pm

Denby certainly has more banana boxes full than me :)

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Post by denbydump on May 20th 2015, 10:50 pm

Ha Ha, But Naomi has a garage, I don't!
One day we will both have to hire Pickford's and an airfield, and have a count-up!
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Post by NaomiM on May 20th 2015, 11:03 pm

Most Excellent

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Post by dantheman on May 21st 2015, 12:06 pm

better do it soon DD or you will need an airfield each

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Any idea of age...modern ?

Post by brin mcardle on July 6th 2016, 9:46 pm

Hi all...any idea of age ?/
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Post by denbydump on July 6th 2016, 10:55 pm

That specific mark, they used many, is not shown in Goddens.
I would guess 1930s or 50s.
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Post by brin mcardle on July 6th 2016, 10:57 pm

Thanks Denby..
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