News-Antique.com - Nov 30,-0001 - If you have roots in Britain then vintage crested china makes an affordable and interesting collection. By the early 20th Century virtually every British town and village was represented on crested china and the variety of shapes and designs that were available is simply amazing. It is estimated that the popularity of this souvenir ware was so great that every home in Britain had at least one piece. Each piece bears the crest and motto of a particular place.
You can collect by town or county name , by type of shape ( birds, World War 1 artefacts, household objects) or by maker. Other themes include copies of historic pots, ancient monuments and buildings, animals and novelty pieces. Makers include W.H Goss, Carlton and Shelley. Some pieces were made in Europe and other pieces range further afield and bear the crests of farflung places like Fiji. Many bear the stamp of the particular shop that had ordered them at the time.
Allied to crested china are the Lucky White Heather pieces that were often bought as little souvenirs of seaside holidays and were decorated in a lustre finish.
Visit V For Vintage at TIAS.com for a great selection of crested china plus many more vintage items.