Crested china collecting
became a craze in Victorian and Edwardian times when day trippers bought
small porcelain ornaments decorated with the coat of arms of the
locality to take home as a souvenir.
A B Jones made this type of ware:
plate made by A B Jones
On the front of the plate, is the emblem for
Auckland Boys' Grammar School with motto, Per Angusta Ad
plate measures 230x210 mm
A B Jones & Sons mark
used on crested china
example has the date mark 8 30 for August 1930
of gilt ware in the Autumn Gold pattern
the mark on this example
was used from 1950+
Royal Grafton Pink Flower Cup & Saucer
the mark on this ware was introduced in 1957
Willow soup bowl is made by Royal Grafton
Bone China England.
It measures 8" x 1 ¼". Mark on the bottom
dates from 1949.
Lovely china cake or sandwich plate by A.B.
Jones & Sons of Longton,
trade name 'Grafton China' pattern
'Arcadia', probably c.1930's in an Art Deco style.
Plate is approx.
9" x 9". The mark on the base dates from the 1930's
an 8-1/4" 25th Wedding anniversary plate
from Royal Grafton England. It's trimmed in silver
An 11" commemorative plate by Royal Grafton. In fine bone
china, the plate commemorates the world record test wickets by Sir
Richard. Autographed and pictured, the plate is one of only 1000
Richard Hadlee 1973-1990 86 Test matches for New Zealand 431 Test
wickets (World record) 3,124 Test runs. There is an emblem on the
top of the outer rim signifying Nottinghamshire 1978-87 Canterbury
1971/72-1990 New Zealand 1973-1990.
Full history of Test
runs/bowls/bats on rear, along with Origin of crest. Stamped with
the Royal Grafton Crest.
LIDDED POT FROM ROYAL GRAFTON, BONE CHINA.
1.1/4" HIGH AND 2.1/2" LONG.
THE plate 4&1/2 IN. across.
The cup is 3&1/2". tall and 3&1/4" across.
QUEEN ELIZABETH 11 SILVER JUBILEE 1977.