|Title:||dinner ware from late 1700"s|
|Date/Era/Period:||late 1700 made for whaling captain|
|Description:||incomplete dinner service including pitcher, coffee pot, serving pot with lid, 2 dinner plates, 11 salad plates, 9 coffee cups, 7 coffee saucers, and small creamer pitcher ( handle is broken off)|
|Condition:||most of the dishes are in good condition except for the small creamer pitcher.|
|Origin:||the items have been handed down in my family from mother to oldest daughter. My mother received them from her mother Lena Dewey Roode, and her mother was Lucretia Dodge Dewey. They were originally made in a small shop in Italy for a whaling captain in the family. I can read the word Tivoli on the back of the plates.|
|Provenance:||possible owned by Captain Dodge... however the information I have is memory. I haven't been able to find any other information on it. My mother was the one that knew the most about them and she died almost 22 years ago.|
|Appraised By:||Leslie Haltbakk|
|History Of The Item:||It's so interesting to hear how family histories of items grow and change over time, becoming intertwined with histories of members of a family. There's always some truth in the stories, but here's the scoop on your beautiful Staffordshire English transferware set.
The mark on the bottom, T F & Co, tells us that this was the Tivoli pattern by T Furnival & Co of Hanley in Staffordshire, England and was made around c.1844-6. Therefore, it was not made for your family, but this type of ware was widely exported and could have been purchased anywhere, including the US.
Transferware is china (ironstone or pottery, usually) that has been decorated with paper decals that are laid over the blank and fired, leaving just the color behind. This was very popular during the 1800's. Some collectors look for specific makers, others collect by color or theme.
The Staffordshire potting district included a total of 133 factories, about 2/3 of England's potting industry. Familiar names are Burslem, Etruria, Stoke-on-Trent and Tunstall. Staffordshire encompasses a broad range of pottery from figures to ironstone to Romantic transferware to modern day pottery and china.
Tivoli Gardens (called just Tivoli) is a famous amusement park and gardens in Copenhagen, Denmark. The park opened on August 15, 1843 and still operates today.
|Appraiser Tips:||Avoid storing your set in an overly warm area, it cansometimes damage the finish called crazing, which is what you describe.
Wash your dishes in mild dish detergent and warm water, rinse in lukewarm water. If you stack your dishes, be sure to place soft paper liners in between to avoid wear to the face of the plates.
|Research Sources:||I researched this pattern in a variety of web sites including Replacements Ltd, Kovels, eBay and many others. I have a significant library including Staffordshire pottery .I also use Kovel's reference, they are widely recognized as antiques experts, the publish books on marks as well as annual antiques value guides.
I have been buying and selling glass, pottery and porcelain for 30 years, and am very familiar with transferware.
|Appraiser Comments:||This is a beautiful set and very desirable! It is also hard to find.
I have listed the fair market value for one piece then after that the replacement value. There is not much difference, these have withstood the recession quite well.
pitcher,300 - 350
coffee pot, 400 - 550
serving pot with lid (sugar bowl),150 - 175
2 dinner plates, 60-120
11 salad plates 45-75,
7 cups and saucers 125-145,
2 coffee saucers 20-30,
and small creamer pitcher 35-45 ( handle is broken off)
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