- Pattern: Tonquin Blue
- Made in Hanley, England
- Vintage: 1920’s – 1950’s
- Details: These crescent shaped dishes are used to discard bones, primarily fish bones, at the table. This pattern is rich with history and several different companies made it. If you look up “Tonquin” pattern, you will find not only different colors of this same pattern, (it was made in blue, pink, brown and purple and maybe even green), but you’ll also see totally different patterns also called “Tonquin”. To avoid confusion we will only discuss the Tonquin transferware pattern by “Royal Crownford” which was actually a brand of the J H Weatherby & Sons company. The pattern features a Victorian rural scene with houses, trees and flowers, a lake and a sail boat. If you are trying to grow your Tonquin Blue collection, we hope these two bone dishes bring you joy. Otherwise, these would make a great gift for a collector or even handy soap dishes or trinket dishes in a Blue and White decorated room.
- Material: Earthenware
- Dimensions: 6.5 inches Long, 3.0 inches Wide (at its widest point) and 0.75 of an inch Tall
- Condition: Vintage – Used. Excellent Condition. There are no chips, scratches or any other imperfections on either piece. Please remember these are ANTIQUE and VINTAGE items, they are NOT new. Every effort has been made to show any scratches, wear and tear and imperfections. Refunds will not be given unless there’s gross misrepresentation of condition.
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The J H Weatherby & Sons company was founded by John Henry Weatherby in Tunstall, England in 1891. In 1892 they moved to a larger space in Hanley. At first they made domestic wares such as basins and pitchers, later they started producing tableware and giftware and much later, hotelware. This family owned business produced good quality earthenware under the J H Weatherby name as well as other brands like: Weatherby, Falcon Ware, and Royal Crownford. The great, great grandson of the founder was the last owner, who was forced to close the company due to competition from lower quality items made abroad. After 109 years as a family business, the company closed in 2000.