All About Crockery

You’ve got to love a bit of crockery! It makes nice food look even nicer. Although some of these plates and bowls are so beautiful that I think they should be on display somewhere. They are little works of art in their own right!

I mentioned in previous posts (see here and here) that I’d purchased a few plates and bowls from Potty Parcels, an eBay shop filled with all sorts of interesting objects. The owner, David Martin, worked in the pottery industry for many years, so knows a thing or two when it comes to a good piece of china! In fact Dave helped in the making of the retro plate by ‘Biltons’ which you can see further down the page.

Knowing that I write this food blog, Dave kindly got together this wonderful selection of plates for me. And as luck would have it, he was visiting Manchester yesterday, so dropped them off too! Now that’s what I call great customer service! Thank you!

If you feel a spot of plate-envy coming on, stop by Potty Parcels and see what’s on offer. I wouldn’t blame you!


Stunning plate from Potty Parcels. This one is by Wedgewood in the ‘Blue Heritage’ pattern. The contrasting blue and white, and the stylised flowers and foliage, reminds me so much of Scandinavian design. BACKSTAMP: Blue Heritage. Made in England. Genuine hand engraving decorated underglaze.


One for bird lovers! Beautifully detailed bone china sandwich plate by Royal Vale.


This charming crown china plate dates 1880! The only thing I’ll be displaying on this is a dainty cucumber sandwich . . . with the crusts cut off!


Wow! Tuscan fine English bone china sandwich plate by NEWTOWN with 22kt gold decoration.


Pretty bone china soup bowls by Royal Albert in the ‘Tiffany’ pattern.

plate16Art Deco tea plate by W H Grindley & Co Ltd. ‘The Hornsea’ pattern with striking red, white and blue rim, highlighted in yellow.


Classic British design I would say! This fabulous retro plate with sunflower is by Biltons. David of Potty Parcels helped in the making of this.


Fine bone china plate with ripple-effect detail around the edge. ‘England Bouquet’ pattern.


I was so pleased to find this Liberty Blue amongst the plates David found for me. I had two plates exactly the same as this that had belonged to my grandma. Sadly, they weren’t in anywhere near the excellent condition this one is in, and I no longer have them. However, the ‘Independence Hall’ pattern will always remind me of my dear grandma. Another ‘thank you’ is in order!


Beautifully detailed bone china plate by Argyle.


A treasure-trove of crockery from Potty Parcels.

Almost forgot! Dave also included these books which had belonged to his mum. So thoughtful! You might find a recipe or two from these books in the near future!


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One Comment Add yours

  1. I love to buy crockey.Loved your post.


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