Saturday, April 3, 2010

Revisiting my prized Royal Cauldon collection...

I love old things especially family heirlooms. Antique heirlooms are an integral part of my home. I am proud of them and curious about how and when it came into the family. My mother gave me a few pieces of a Royal Cauldon dinner set a few years ago. These were bought in England by my Great Grandfather in 1930's and shipped to India. His home had a dining table which seated 48 people at a time. I presume this dinner set was used when he entertained on a grand scale. My quest to know more about these pieces led me to do some research . I have been able to gather a lot of information about the history of Royal Cauldon.

Cauldon Potteries manufactured china and earthenware at the Cauldon Place Works in Stoke-on-Trent in England. The owners of the Cauldon Works were " Potters to Her Majesty " and as a result Cauldon were able to adopt the branding Royal Cauldon in 1930. The printed backstamp " Royal Cauldon England Est. 1774 Made In England " was in use from 1930-1950. In 1962 the firm Cauldon Potteries Ltd. was divided and the porcelain side was continued by Coalport, which in turn is part of the well known Wedgwood group.

Here are a few pieces from my prized collection..
Do visit Cindy's fabulous blog My Romantic Home for the lovely Show and Tell series...

6 comments:

Windlost said...

Wow, what a gorgeous collection and thanks for the interesting history. I do not own china but have started to buy a few pieces here and there and I love it. I want to buy a set but cannot find just the right thing.

Your blog and home look lovely - so nice to meet you and thanks for visiting my blog!!

xo Terri

My Dream Canvas said...

Terri, Its wonderful to connect with you. Thank you for the lovely comment. Good luck with the China hunt :-) I really like your blog and will be following you :-)

Victoria said...

What a beautiful collection you have!

My Dream Canvas said...

Thank you so much Victoria.

Denise Marie said...

just divine!!

My Dream Canvas said...

Thank you Denise for stopping by.

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