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Colclough China Ltd, china manufacturer at the Vale Works, Goddard Street, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent.
Plain pale pink slightly squarish plate with gilded edging
Underside has the printed maker's mark
"GENUINE / BONE CHINA / VALE / MADE IN LONGTON / ENGLAND"
The Colclough china company was founded in the 1890s by Herbert Joseph Colclough, who was an ex-Mayor of Stoke-on-Trent. After expanding his company, he moved to the Vale potteries in Longton and was honoured when in 1913 he was visited by King George V and Queen Mary who gave royal licence for the company to produce Royal Vale china. In the 1930's Colclough China Limited was expanding fast and it was then that they started to produce the tea and dinner ware that is popular in the 21st century. They were the first company to produce fine bone china for the every day market which was marketed by the piece, ruling out the need for large sets to be purchased first.
In 1948, Colclough China Limited took over Booths and Adderley and then in the early 1950's merged with the Ridgeway Company. Colclough and Ridgeway became part of the Royal Doulton Group in the early 1970's. However, in 1996, Colclough production discontinued and manufacture ceased.
Colclough's advertised themselves as "Britain's largest manufacturer of Bone China Teaware"
H J Colclough 1897-37
Colclough China Ltd Longton 1937-48
Booths & Colcloughs Ltd 1948-54
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