The first set of pics is of my 1940 china cabinet that was bought new by my step-grandparents when they were first married. (Papaw Deno is still kicking it and will be 95 this Christmas Eve eve.) The china is from New Wharf Pottery (Stoke-on-Trent, England), which was in business from 1878 - 1894. The set is anywhere from 118 - 134 years old. I think it is older, because the pattern is not named/numbered, and I cannot find a picture of it anywhere except for a plate in a different color (which did not help me at all).
|The only pic I found of this pattern was unofficially dubbed "Mallow." What a find!|
Below is the new corner cabinet, and it now holds my Tressemanes & Vogt (Limoges, France). I do know the pattern number and exact date for this set (TRV321, 1907). I just love its class.