Lefton China Patterns Photo Gallery

Lefton China has been sadly neglected over the years, never really gaining the popularity that such wildly collected products as Spode and Royal Doulton have achieved, which is in its own way a positive thing. Due to the lack of interest for a longer time, in collecting this high quality, well made china, the prices […]

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Iconic Glassware Companies Fall to Economy

Of great interest to not just workers but collectors world wide, particularly in UK and the USA is the recent fall from grace of companies such as that which declared their bankruptcy just twelve hours ago. Waterford-Wedgwood, a company which  conjoined two powerhouses in crystal and china, collectibles of all varieties, tonight seeks protection from creditors, […]

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Royal Doulton Identifying Marks–Dating

Royal Doulton, like any other company has, over the course of its existence, changed its mark several times, although in many cases the changes were slight in nature and did not completely change the mark or style. The Royal Doulton company began to use its mark in about 1879, and used that mark exclusively, save […]

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Belleek China Marks

  In a previous series on China marks we discussed the fact that due to lengthy histories, upheavals or simply the evolution of a company over a century or more, the marks used by the company changed, evolved or grew as the company grew. A perfect example of this is the Belleek company and its […]

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Royal Doulton and its Predecessor–Doultonware

  Anyone who knows anything at all about glassware has heard the name Royal Doulton, Royal Albert and knows the beautiful china and glassware, as well as the quality that goes along with the name. Most of us however aren’t aware that the company has been in existence for nearly 200 years and that there […]

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Lefton China

George Zoltan Lefton was a refugee from what was then a war torn country, Hungary. He immigrated to the United States in about 1939, and his hobby was collecting fine china. Pitcher by Lefton ChinaThe business of this immigrant, strangely enough, was designing and making sporting goods. It was his hobby, curiously enough, which would […]

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Royal Doulton China

Royal Doulton China has been a maker of china and tableware for over 200 years.In 1815, the companies’ founder began producing stoneware in a small potters company in South London. John Doulton, who founded the company, began in Lambeth, and his son Henry build the business up, and relocated it about 60 years later to […]

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Repairing Broken China or Porcelain

Are you tired of throwing away a glass piece simply because the handle has broken off, or the chip in the rim is made it look poor? You don’t have to throw them out. The worth will of course be somewhat lessened, and you may not use the piece as tableware, but they can be […]

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China Figurines

Just take a walk through the nearest fine gift or antique shop. You’ll quickly see that there is a huge variety of figurines from which to choose. When starting a collection, quality is important but so is having a good grasp of what type of figurine on which to focus. Do you want sports pieces? […]

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China Tea Cups

China tea cups may be plain or very ornately decorated like this one.Another highly addicting collection to begin, china tea cups have a beauty and diversity to suit the most demanding of eyes. The finest cup is bone china that seems translucent. This quality comes from bone ask in the cup’s clay. When you hold […]

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