Thursday, January 30, 2014

Foley Bone China

Blogging friend, Ruth, at Antiques and Teacups recently shared her Shelley teacup and saucer in the Thistle pattern, in honor of Scotland's most famous poet and author, Robert Burns, born January 25, 1759.

Her post prompted me to share my Foley, light blue, footed teacup with scalloped edges in the Glengarry Thistle pattern. The Thistle is the National flower/emblem of Scotland.

I have a cup and saucer and two plates.  One plate is 6 1/4 inches wide [a bread and butter], and the other is 7 inches wide [a salad/dessert plate].  The difference in sizes can be seen in the photo below.  It's not a difficult pattern to find, and is currently available at Ruby Lane, E-bay, and Etsy with varying prices.

The china's backstamp is pictured below.  The mark was used from 1948-1963.  The date 1850 refers to when the factory, "Foley China Works," was first operated by Robinson & Son.   E. Brain and Co. Ltd. were manufacturers of porcelain at the Foley Works in Fenton, England from 1903-1963.

[Internet Photo]


  1. Phyllis, That is so beautiful! Great color! Have a lovely day my friend.

  2. That is a beautiful pattern ... and I'm also delighted you found a vintage photo to go with it! Fun!


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