Monday, June 4, 2012

Do you recognize this pattern of dishes?


I'm crazy about the color blue. Blue and white dishes are my favorite. My mom had this set of dishes when she was first married. I ended up with a tiny cup and I can't find out anything about this pattern. Any thoughts?






15 comments:

  1. I know that I like it, too! Maybe my mom would know; she likes dishes a lot. I feel the same about blue and white. If I needed more dishes, I'd consider a blue and white pattern.
    Have a happy Monday, Patrice!
    Tell Wendell that I planted some carrots.

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  2. They are beautiful - you might try http://www.replacements.com/ - they have tons of stuff and info. sometimes I just surf their site for fun!

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  3. I'm with Jent. There is a tab on the Replacements site for identification. You can send in pictures and they will help you ID the pattern.
    I've never seen that pattern - it's very pretty. I love that the flower is so large.
    I also found this web site: http://www.blueandwhite.com/ They specialize in blue and white china! You can browse through images - maybe your pattern is there. If not, I bet you could send them pictures... and browsing through all of the blue patterns would be fun!

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  4. I wish I knew, it is very pretty though. I hope you find out what it is called.

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  5. That is Johnson Brothers English Chippendale Blue (or a facsimile).

    This is very nice china that was considered 'everyday' china in the 1940s and 50s; though that definition has certainly changed and it is now considered just a notch below 'fine' (it's not bone). The Red/Pink is more common to see. Women got pieces of this for wedding sets and it was sold at upper tier department stores (like DH Holmes in New Orleans where I grew up). If you see a large piece like a teapot with the lid intact it can go for $500 or more on ebay. One cup and saucer set is about $50. A soup bowl sold for about $15 recently. The blue is again far less easy to find.

    If it does not say 'Johnson Brothers' on the reverse it is a facsimile, which can also be nice.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Johnson-Brothers-English-Chippendale-Blue-Soup-Bowl-/180656612538
    http://www.replacements.com/webquote/JB_ENCB.htm

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    1. Just a note: looking at the saucer I see the distinctive Johnson Brothers 'notch' or 'petal' design to the saucer's edge which means that it's either real Johnson Brothers or a very well-crafted facsimile.

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    3. Sorry, just a bit more: The distinctive thing about Johnson Bros is that they developed an earthenware dinnerware clay mixture they called 'white granite' now commonly called 'whiteware' that was (and still is) lightweight, fine, and easily printed on (that patturn is printed before glazing). They called this mixture 'semi-porcelain' and invented a slip that had the delicate characteristics of fine china, but is very durable. That's what your cup is, if it's the real thing. They still make lots of nice stuff, but not this pattern. I think it was created far earlier than it's vogue in the 1940s but I can't find a reference for that. Now, with people heavily leaning towards 'vintage' styles it is much sought after.

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    4. I really appreciate all of the information on the china pattern! Thank you so much.

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  6. It looks like you have a treasure in those dishes that your mom left you.
    I searched the web but I didn't come across that pattern either. I love that blue pattern too. Good luck finding some more information. JB

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  7. I don't know a lot about dishes....except a little about Pyrex!!! Those are gorgeous, though!!!

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  8. My thought is- IT'S SO PRETTY! And that's all I've got. Sorry. I have the dishes my mom had when she first married too- they have apples on them.

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  9. I don't know the pattern but I think they're pretty!

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  10. Aww, nice pattern. I hope you can find someone who helps you.
    ~Aidyl

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