I have been chasing Allertons china ever since my great aunt moved back home and it was her everyday china.
My mother inherited the china and I was the lucky one to get it next.
If you are familiar with Blue Willow you have probably seen some Allertons china.
Actually I’ve never been able to find a name for the pattern.
Replacements Ltd. calls this pattern ALL1.
It is so lovely with it’s bright magenta chrysanthemums.
The vines look as though they have flowers and leaves…and feathers come to mind.
Each one is rimmed with the same magenta. but it’s metallic.
It looks as though it is mixed with copper. This is where it gets the name lustreware.
I love using them for my morning coffee.
This has been a very hard pattern to collect.
For one thing I have no idea what type of place settings they originally offered.
I can’t find many pictures of this pattern anywhere, and what I do find shows plates and cups and saucers.
When I originally started off with the china I had some large dinner plates and some smaller plates.
A few cups and saucers, but that was it!
So every now and then I just Google Allertons.
Sometimes I get lucky, really lucky.
These mugs came up on a search one day right in the same county I live in.
They were at an English antique shop.
I had never seen mugs before in any of my research on this pattern.
And then I hit the jackpot.
I found cups and saucers and creamers and a teapot and a sugar bowl 🙂
They were all in one lot from One Kings Lane. It was so exciting!
What I love the most is the history.
This Whiteware as it’s called, was made from the late 1800’s thru 1940.
I just love thinking of all the people from the past that have eaten off these plates, including my Great Aunt.
Won’t this pattern be great for Valentines Day!
If any of you out there know anything about this pattern I would love to hear from you.
What do you collect?
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