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Post by Jessgp on June 5th 2020, 11:50 am

Hi there
I'm new here and need your help... I've had this vase for over 30 years and have never been able to find any info on it... I just want to find out the age and maker...it says Milton but when I look for Milton on Google a single M mark is the only one I can find and I have no idea what the yellow sign means... Any info will help me... Jessye xMilton?  15913510
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Post by denbydump on June 5th 2020, 12:37 pm

Milton is the design name. We have had a lot of these on the forum.
1930s staffordshire, cold-painted, almost never marked
Check out Brentleigh ware, Embossa Ware etc.
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Post by Jessgp on June 5th 2020, 1:38 pm

Thank you.... Your right definitely looks like brentleigh ware still can't find a date but will keep looking... Thanks again xx
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Post by studio-pots on June 6th 2020, 11:58 am

As DD says it is 1930s. These cold painted wares made in Staffordshire were inexpensive to produce and were made when Art Deco had become popular in this country to sell to the less well off.

Therefore the best guess that you are going to get for this and wares like it is that they were produced mostly between 1934 and 1936. Production would have continued in lower quantities until 1939.

The yellow mark is a quality control mark put on by the painter, so that when the quality of the work was checked in the factory any blame for poor work could be directed at the correct worker.

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Post by Grumpy Grandad on June 7th 2020, 2:42 am

Looking at the font used for 'Milton' and the amount of paint flaking I'd suggest Ellgreave.
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Post by paveybe on June 7th 2020, 7:59 am

Could, or should, the colour be restored?
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Post by denbydump on June 7th 2020, 8:06 am

Apart from as a theraputic excersise, as they have little value.
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