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NOT TORQUAY POTTERY

One of the interesting aspects of collecting is the experience needed to identify unmarked pieces, this is far from an exact art, but the items on this page are not what is regarded as Torquay Pottery amongst collectors. I must stress that these are not fakes, just pottery in the same style and patterns. I have only seen one attempt at deliberate fakery, a pot with a painted ‘Longpark’ on the base which readily succumbed to paint-stripper!

Some are clearly influenced by Torquay items and, indeed, are collected in their own right. See photos below. Please let me know of inaccuracies in this page or of other pots that are easy to mistake.

The pottery made by former Torquay employees, namely Ron Jackson and Cyril Wilson, are included for completeness only, they could well be considered as ‘Torquay Pots’.


SCORES POTTERY, by G Jones a  modern Barnstaple potter. The script used for the mottoes is very distinctive, as also the glaze and the cottage.

Score's cottageware on cream-coloured clay, his standard style Score's cottageware on cream-coloured clay, his standard style Score's Sticker Score's Sticker

SALOPIAN POTTERY, based in Shropshire. Some of their wares are similar to Aller Vale Persian pattern. They differ in the colours used and, perhaps most significantly, the weight of the pots, they are much lighter than an Aller Vale piece would be. The pot featured below was recently acquired by a well-known collector, you know who you are! See Wikipedia.com for some more info.

Salopian Pottery Queen Victoria Commemorative, resembles Aller Vale, but much lighter weight Salopian Pottery Queen Victoria Commemorative, resembles Aller Vale, but much lighter weight Salopian Pottery Queen Victoria Commemorative, resembles Aller Vale, but much lighter weight Salopian Pottery Queen Victoria Commemorative, resembles Aller Vale, but much lighter weight Salopian Pottery Base Salopian Pottery Base
Salopian Pottery Base Mark Salopian Pottery Base Mark Salopian Pottery Mark Salopian Pottery Mark Salopian Pottery Persian pattern, as used by Aller Vale Salopian Pottery Persian pattern, as used by Aller Vale

PAW POTTERY, see link to website. Again these are very similar to Aller Vale and Crown Dorset, indeed more so than Salopian. Again the colour palette differs and it helps that they are frequently marked PAW! Please see link to their website:-www.pawpottery.co.uk

P A Wranitsky Ladybird pattern, also used by Aller Vale and Watcombe P A Wranitsky Ladybird pattern, also used by Aller Vale and Watcombe P A Wranitsky Base Mark P A Wranitsky Base Mark

WARDLE POTTERY, most often seen decorated in the Aller Vale Persian, A1, pattern.

Wardle Vase in persian pattern, as used by Aller Vale Wardle Vase in persian pattern, as used by Aller Vale Wardle Mark Wardle Mark

DUNMORE POTTERY, based in Scotland. Could be mistaken for those Aller Vale pots with flown glazes. They also produced a grotesque Frog model, and much more. To be amended.


CARRIG WARE, made by the Carrigaline Pottery, founded in Cork in 1923, search the internet for more info. Can be mistaken for Aller Vale Shamrock patterned items, which usually use a darker green.

Carrig Ware Cauldron Carrig Ware Cauldron Carrig Ware Cauldron Base Carrig Ware Cauldron Base
Carrig Ware Cauldron Motto Carrig Ware Cauldron Motto Comaprison of Longpark, Aller Vale & Carrig Shamrocks Comaprison of Longpark, Aller Vale & Carrig Shamrocks, left to right

GOUDA POTTERY, from the Netherlands. See goudadesign.co.uk for a huge display of pottery but I guess that the Scandy possibly does not appear on this site.

Gouda Pottery Scandy pattern Gouda Pottery Scandy pattern Gouda Base Gouda Base

POWELL’S OF BUCKLEY produced pots easily confused with some mottowares.

Powells of Buckley Puzzle Jug Powells of Buckley Puzzle Jug Powells of Buckley Puzzle Jug Powells of Buckley Puzzle Jug

See Welsh Heritage on http://www.gtj.org.uk/en/small/item/GTJ17118/


WILLOW ART POTTERY, Stoke on Trent. Produced marked ware decorated with the Scandy pattern.

Willow Art Pottery Willow Art Pottery Willow Art Pottery Plate Willow Art Pottery Plate Willow Art Pottery Plate Base Willow Art Pottery Plate Base

MADE IN JAPAN  pictures of pots decorated with the Cottage pattern, which is moulded using a pale cream clay, one of which is marked.

Moulded Jug Moulded Jug Moulded Jug Base Moulded Jug Base Mould-line showing on side of jug Mould-line showing on side of jug
Moulded Jug Moulded Jug Moulded Bowl Moulded Bowl Moulded Bowl Base Moulded Bowl Base
Condiment set base Condiment set base Condiment Set Condiment Set

R SUDLOW of Burslem, produced pottery, often Teapots, decorated with a Seagull, very similar to production from several of the Torquay potteries. It has a darker blue ground, and the seagulls are distinctive.

R Sudlow of Burslem Vase R Sudlow of Burslem Vase R Sudlow of Burslem Teapot R Sudlow of Burslem Teapot R Sudlow of Burslem Teapot Base R Sudlow of Burslem Teapot Base

SCENT Bottles made of a creamy white body and decorated with classic Torquay symbols. These were made I know not where, (You may, please let me know) but were used by Lowndes Pateman the Torquay Scent producers after local production dried up.

Scent bottle used by Lowndes Pateman, not made locally. Note white clay body Scent bottle used by Lowndes Pateman, not made locally. Note white clay body

TROYAN Pottery from Bulgaria, these terracotta pieces, usually with green or blue backgrounds with a rippled pattern are often seen. 

Bulgarian Troyan ware Bulgarian Troyan Ware Bulgarian Troyan Ware Bulgarian Troyan Ware
Bulgarian Troyan Ware Bulgarian Troyan Ware Maltese? Maltese?

CYRIL WILSON was a potter who worked for the Watcombe pottery for many years, then later worked at the potteries at Longpark, Babbacombe, Paignton and Brixham until retirement. Then in retirement he continued to produce a few items commercially and in particular made commissioned commemorative pottery for Exhibitions and TPCS events.


WEST HALLAM

http://www.westhallam-pc.org.uk/page47aa.html

West Hallam Scandy West Hallam Scandy West Hallam Motto West Hallam Motto

FORSTER & HUNT of Honiton produced art pottery mostly with a green or blue grounds. They also made Torquay style motto wares decorated with Scandy or Daisy designs as well as sail boats and cottages. These were decorated in a similar way to items produced by Hart and Moist of Exeter and the Plymouth (Gas Fired) Pottery, making identification difficult for unmarked items.

With our thanks to Chilcott’s Auctioneers of Honiton for the six fine photographs with a blue background


CUMNOCK POTTERY based in Ayrshire produced pots easily confused with the Aller Vale Y1 pattern, which was also used by Watcombe pottery. To be amended.

 


PREMIER POTTERIES PRESTON, Melbourne, Australia. Our thanks to Peter Watson for info on this interesting pottery. Using white clay, some bases were painted brown to imitate Torquay clay. Bases marked PPP.

Premier Potteries Cottageware Premier Potteries Cottageware Premier Potteries Cottageware Motto Premier Potteries Cottageware Motto Premier Potteries Cottageware Premier Potteries Cottageware
Premier Potteries Cottageware Premier Potteries Cottageware Premier Potteries Cottageware Premier Potteries Cottageware

 

See these links for lots more

http://www.remued.com/explain2_beginnings.html http://www.remued.com/early67.html http://www.remued.com/early80.html


DARTMOOR WARE

The Bovey Pottery Co.Ltd. The Bovey Pottery Co.Ltd. Dartmoor ware plate The Bovey Pottery Co.Ltd. The Bovey Pottery Co.Ltd. Dartmoor ware plate
The Bovey Pottery Co.Ltd. The Bovey Pottery Co.Ltd. Dartmoor ware cottage oven pot The Bovey Pottery Co.Ltd The Bovey Pottery Co.Ltd. Dartmoor Ware oven pot decorated with an image of the Old Big Bovey pottery kilns

MANOR WARE http://manorware.phillumeny.com/

Manor Ware Teapot, plaster body

Unidentified pots sold as Torquay Pottery

Mottoes A,B,C



Go to mottoes beginning with B or C


A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush 

A bird in the hand is worth ten fleeing

A blithe heart makes a blooming visage

A car on the road is worth two in the ditch

A cheerful chap may live long and still die young

A choice plant may grow in a cracked pot

A contented mind is a continual feast

A cracks maun be trew,d

A creaking gate hangs a long time

A crookit stick has a crookit shadow

A dowg winna howl
If ye fell him wi a bone

A drop of good stuff
And a snug social party
To spend a dull evening
Gay social and hearty

A fellow feeling makes us wondrous kind,
But I wonder if the Poet would change his mind,
If in a crowd one day he were to find,
A fellow feeling in his coat behind.

A fool or so from any quarter,
May lead a horse or so to water,
But 20 men can`t make him drink

A full purse never lacks friends

A gentle reminder

A good cause makes a strong arm

A good heart's worth gold (Shakespeare)

A good home is better than riches

A good laugh is sunshine in the house

A good name is better than riches

A good name keeps its lustre in the dark

A greedy e'e ne'er got a guid pennyworth

A guid tale can be twice tauld

A hair on the head is worth two on the brush

A Hair on the head is worth two on the chin

A hedge between friends keeps friendship green

A hungry man`s an angry man

A kindness is never lost

A kindness today is worth six in the future

A little explained, a little endured,
A little forgiven and the quarrel is cured

A magpie can talk for a terrible span
An soa, an all, can a Yorkshireman

A man may travel thro' the world
And sow it thick with friendship

A man made up in himself makes a small parcel

A man that can`t make a mistake can`t make anything

A many a word at random spoken,
Can wound or heal a heart that`s broken

A match for any man

A merry heart goes a long way

A merry heart goes all the day

A millstone and the human heart are driven ever round,
if they have nothing else to grind they must themselves be ground

A necessity of life ( on a salt pot )

A passage perilous maketh a port pleasant

A pipe lets take,
For old times sake

A place fort Ashes

A place for Hat pins

A place for everything and everything in it`s place

A place for Pins

A pound of pluck is worth a load of luck

A present from Torquay, Straight from the Cow

A reekie house and a guirnin wife,
Will lead a man a fashious life

A rich mans companion
A poor mans friend (Tobacco Jar)

A rolling stone gathers no moss

A safe conscience makes a sound sleep

A saucepan though I be
The fires not meant for me
And as I'm no use as I am
Come fill me up with jam

A smile for every day
Makes sunshine all the year

A son is a son 'til he takes him a wife
But a daughter's a daughter all of her life

A still tongue makes a wise head

A stitch in time saves nine

A thing has an end and a pudding has twa

A thing of beauty is a joy forever

A turn well done is soon done

A winner never shirks and a shirker never wins

A wet sheet, a flowing sail,
And a mind that`s blowing free

A womans face may be a chemist`s fortune

A Woman is only a Woman
But a good Cigar is a smoke

A word frae ye`s neist tae a word wi`ye

Actions speak louder than words
Tis deeds alone will win the prize

Adventures are to the Adventurous

All that glitters is not gold

All that's mirthful glad and gay
Make for you a happy Xmas day

All the best poets visited The Lake District.
So did I, In Coronation Year. 1937

All things must yield to Industry and Time,
None cease to rise but those who cease to climb

Always help a lame dog over a stile

Any time means no time

April showers Bring forth flowers

As a tree falls so shall it lie,
As a man lives so shall he die

aisy on the jam

As I was going to St Ives,
I met a man with seven wives,
Each wife had seven sacks,
Each sack had seven cats,
Each cat had seven kits,
Kits, cats sacks and wives,
How many were going to St Ives ?

As Pan bro't music form his vocal reed
Let us seek concord in the fragrant weed

as wee'l sune as syne

At a great pennyworth pause a while

At all times and everywhere he gave his strength
to the weak his substance to the poor his sympathy
to the suffering his heart to God

Ave another go if ee don't do it furst time

Awen dysg Goell awen?



 Go to mottoes A or C


Barking dogs do not bite

Bathes Original Devonshire Violets

Be a little deaf and blind 
Happiness you`ll always find

Be aizy wit tha butter

Be aisy with the craim

Be aisy with the jam

Be aisy with tha junket

Be aisy with tha sugar

Be always as merry as you can,
For few will delight in a sorrowful man

Be canny with the butter it's not so cheap

Be canny with the cream

Be canny with the honey

Be canny with the salt

Be canny with the sugar

Be careful with fire
Is good advice we know
But be careful with words
Is ten times doubly so

Be easy with the cheese. Eat well of the bread

Be happy while your living,
For you`re a long time dead

Be just and fear not
Heaven helps those who help themselves

Be kynde always to those of low estate
And try ye man of Ross to imitate

Be like a sundial, count only the sunny hours

Be mine this message glad to bear
Be yours the season's joys to share
Let the world slide, Let the world go
A fig for care and a fig for woe

Be not weary in well doing

Be slow to promise
But quick to perform

Be strong, Be good, Be pure,
The right only shall endure

Be sure you have the water hot
When you use this shaving pot

Be the day weary or be the day long,
At last it ringeth to evensong

Be to others kind and true. As you'd have others be to you

Be your own most useful friend
Cease on others to depend

Bearded or shaven,
Wit comes from heaven

Believe not all you hear
And tell not all you believe

Beneath the sunlit sky
Dewy shamrocks sparkling lie
Strewn along the pathway bright
Gladdened by created light

Better be out of the world than out of fashion

Better be thrang ner dewin nowt

Better do one thing 
Than dream all things

Better to have bad luck than no luck

Better to sit still than to rise to fall

Better to smoke here than hereafter

Better wait on the cook than the doctor

Better wear shoon than sheets

Better work wisely than work hard

Blessed are the drowsy
For they shall soon drop off

Blot out my faults
But not my memory

Blot out my past 
But not my memory

Bon Jour !

Bread - Cut and come again

Break me not or you'll rue your loss?
I come from the House of the Man of Ross

Brevity is the soul of wit (Shakespeare)

Britannia mourns her heroes now at rest,
Each of them doing their Country`s work ( Boer war )

Bryght be the stars on the eve of St.John
Luckie the babe that is born there-on

Bustle is not industry

Busy curious thristy fly. Drink with me and drink as I
Buttercups and daisies
Fairest of field flowers
Coming in the springtime
To deck the earth of ours
Bwythyn Cymreig

By and by is the path that leads to never

By my shape you can see I`m a dustpan,
Don`t use me for such if you please,
Butter pehaps maybe more in my line,
And I`m sure I`m quite suited for cheese

By timely resistance
The greatest evils may be overcome
 

 

 


Go to mottoes A or B
Careful with fire is good advice we know
Careful with words is doubly so

Ca`yer ain girr ne`er heed yer neebors

Chosen leaf,
of Bard and chief,
Old Erin`s native shamrock

Cider doth stir up the mind
And awakes a desire to eat

Come an' zee us in the zummer

Come fill me full with liquors sweet,
For that is good when friends do meet,
But pray take care don`t let me fall,
Lest you lose your liquor, jug and all

Come fill the cup that clears
Today of past regrets and future fears

Come my old friends and take a pot,
But mark now what I say,
When thou drinkest thy neighbour`s health,
Drink not thine own away 1822 or 1778

Come what come may
Time and the hour runs through the roughest day

Comfort is better than pride

Conduct hath the loudest tongue

contented wi little an cantie wi mair

Contentment is a constant feast

Contrivance is better than force

Cornish pasty puzzle
Find the meat

Crochan Cymreig

Cymru am Byth

Cultivate only good habits

Cum me artiez 'elp yerzels

					

COLLECTING THEMES

New collectors of Torquay Pottery normally start by buying all pots that they can find, however this often leads to a themed collection after a few years. The range of themes which confront the collector are legion, and this page attempts to suggest some of them.

SeasonsChristmas/winter, Spring, Summer, Autumn

Place namesPlace-names

Mottoes: Sayings, Poetic, Dialects, Nursery Rhymes

PatternsScandies, Cottages, Cockerels, Flowers, Scrolls,             Kingfishers, Ships & Boats, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Seagulls

Terracotta: Vases, Figures, Decorated Plaques

AnimalsCats, Dogs, Farmyard

Grotesques: inc. Pixies

Types of PotteryTeapots, Coffee Pots, Cups & Saucers, Eggcups, Shaving Mugs, Puzzle Jugs, Plates, Biscuit Barrels, Vases, Jugs, Match-strikers, Inkwells, Scent Bottles, Toastracks, Tygs, Udder Vases, Tobacco Jars

Faience-wareNamed Scenery, Unnamed Scenery, Animals

Advertising: Products, Breweries

Commemoratives: Military, Personal, Royal Jubilees and Coronations

Miniatures

Toby Jugs:

Gurgle Jugs (Glug Jugs)

Pottery Displays

Sports Page

Modern or contemporary