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Focus on....... Plant Tuscan English china

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Welcome to the first in my new series of "Focus on......" posts.  In each of these blogs I will choose a manufacturer of vintage English china and give you a little bit of background information about the company as well as show you some of the beautiful designs they manufactured.  For the first in the series I have chosen Plant Tuscan china, primarily because they manufactured some of my absolutely favourite designs of china. 

R.H.Plant & Co manufactured china a the Carlisle Works, Longton Staffordshire Potteries between 1881 and 1898.  In 1898 the firm became known as R.H. and S.L. Plant (Ltd) and manufactured china at the Tuscan Works, Longton, Staffordshire Potteries.  In 1966 the company was taken over by the Wedgwood Group and was re-named Royal Tuscan.

Most of the designs I find date from around 1936 to 1966 but I have had much older designs in the past.

My favourite design from Plant Tuscan is this beautiful butterfly pattern, unfortunately it is very difficult to find and when I do have it, it sells like lightening! I don't have any at the moment, but if I get any I will let you know in a newsletter (so make sure you are signed up to receive it)!

ca0d594d3fa4ec19011e88e48609dc6fHere are a few more examples of the beautiful and elegant designs made by Plant Tuscan.

Dating from 1936 -

tuscan 1936

Dating from around 1947 -

tuscan 1947

This elegant blue design was manufactured circa 1966 -

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All of the designs shown above are available on the website.

 

 

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  1. Jonathan Garstin

    Hi, we have some "Plant Tuscan China" which from ID of the trade mark puts it at c. 1936. The handwritten code is 2005a and pattern no (?) 771590 I searching all the published Tuscan patterns, we cannot find our one shown. It is gilded edge with a delicate bluebell spray (e.g 2 on a cup, and on a cake plate there are 4). We have 6 cups, 6 saucers, 6 tea plates, 1 cake plate, 1 milk jug, 1 sugar bowl, sadly no teaport. The condition is near perfect, no chips, almost no crazing. Could you help us with your knowledge of this china. Along with many other items, we are selling these on Friday 28th Sept to raise money in a MacMillan Cancer Coffee Morning event we are holding. We would like to know an approx value so that we can encourage people to part with as much as we can. Regards Jonathan Garstin 07768 390 681

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  2. Gilbert Hutin

    Good day, Would you be interrested in purchasing a complete tea set for 12 from Plant Tuscan China. Japanese garden patterns; black and gold dating between 1936 - 1947 If you are interrested, I have pictures available Best regards Gilbert Hutin 2013 Colombier / Switzerland

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