Kate Maters Teaware

I received this message from Kate :- Hello, I was wondering if you could help me. I have inherited a 6 coffee set and saucers set. I wondered if you would be able to help me date it? It is stamped. Best English china. Foresters ltd England. There is a hand written number too. I... Read More

Jill Prevelige Vases

These images of her vases were sent to me by Jill Prevelige. She writes :-  Hi, I was hoping you could help me. I purchased this pair of vases at an estate sale, I have no information on them and was wondering, do you know anything about them? I would really appreciate any information you... Read More

An interesting plate design.

This plate image was sent to me by Howard A Cowling. I never cease to be amazed how far flung Forester’s pottery ended up. His message was :- Hoping you could supply some details on this T.F & S Plate. The pattern is gold in colour and the pate measures 8 1/2 " square. I... Read More

A Bumble Bee Quandry

This is the only piece I have ever seen which carries the Bumble Bee backstamp with TF&S. I have seen the Bumble Bee on Meigh and Forester (or Forester and Meigh) which was a partnership dissolved in 1886 and Forester and Hulme which finished in 1893 but never on a Thomas Forester and Sons item... Read More