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Help Identifying China Pattern and Value

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Semi-vitreous is tough stuff and withstands heat shock better than regular china or porcelain.

 

A lot of vitreous china was made for restaurant wear because it is so tough.  I have quite a lot of it and use it all the time.

 

I have almost a full set of the Knowles' "Country Life" pattern - Currier and Ives engravings blue and white - I think it's service for 12 - with a lot of extra cups and saucers.  The stuff is practically indestructible.

In the Northridge earthquake, I had it in a cabinet with glass shelves - shelves broke, dumped the china in the bottom and only lost a couple of plates one vegetable bowl and the lid to the sugar bowl.  Everything else survived without a chip.

 

 

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It must be tough stuff, Andie,  to withstand that earthquake!  I've literally only found one chip in a bowl.  

 

 

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That's so lovely that you have all the sets!  I went to Replacements Ltd online to find out what the replacement value would have been for all of my great grandparent's china, and then my mother's Raymond Loewe set. I could not believe all the patterns they had on there!!!!    It was a starting place, at least.    For the actual value, I found a few sites online that will give you an actual value, if you pay them. Otherwise, Etsy and Ebay gave me a few ideas, too. HTH!

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congratulations for solving the puzzle.

 

what's most important is:

 

they are from your family

 

and

 

you are using them day to day

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Over in the Soup topic, @Darienne complimented my dishes and to avoid going off topic over there, I'll reply here...

28 minutes ago, Darienne said:

Soup looks good.  Dishes look glorious.

 

Thank you!  They were my grandmother's wedding dishes.  A Staffordshire flow blue pattern named Watteau.  

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The shallow soup bowls are a nice size - not too big.  In addition to the bowls, there are dinner plates, luncheon plates and salad plates.  Sadly, just a few cups and saucers and a number of serving pieces.  

I wish I had more of these dishes but I'll enjoy the ones I have!

 

 

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The Staffordshire is worth some dollars, the other set is worth sentimental value.

 The other set does indeed look like home paint pottery - tons of it around, and not very desirable in today's market.


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