Category Archives: Crown Devon

Crown Devon – Matt Glaze or Lustre Which Do You Prefer?

Producing high quality decorative ware and popular tableware for more than a century the Crown Devon Fielding’s pottery is known as one of the premier potteries from Stoke On Trent.

The quality of the work from the Crown Devon Pottery can be seen in the two examples below. The first is an example of the lustre wares that the pottery produced – a deep rich ruby lustre vase decorated with an elaborate enamelled and gilded pattern.

The second is a large matt glazed pitcher in a dusky yellow decorated with an elaborate enamelled galleon at sea with gilded edging and handle.

Crown Devon Ruby Lustre Vase and Crown Devon Matt Glazed Galleon Pattern Pitcher

Both pieces are very striking and very different, one shiny and one matt – which do you prefer?!

If you’re interested in reading more about the Crown Devon pottery then why not check out the Crown Devon: History of S.Fielding & Co. by Susan Hill or the Crown Devon Collectors Handbook:

They offer information on the pottery’s history, it’s designs and patterns and information on some of the people that worked for the pottery as well as images of the range of pieces produced by this well-known Staffordshire pottery.

To view our current collection of Crown Devon pottery, please – click here.

Crown Devon – The unearthed treasure

Often overlooked in favour of pieces produced by the Carlton Ware pottery, Crown Devon really is a hidden gem. One of the premier potteries of its time, the Crown Devon pottery from Stoke-on-Trent produced high-quality decorative wares as well as everyday use tableware for more than a century – originally starting out in the late 1870’s.

Their decorative ranges covered lustre and matt glazed wares, and musical novelty items including tankards, jugs and cigarette boxes. It also produced a large range of novelty animals and figurines.

This particular piece of Crown Devon pottery is a particularly fine example of the pottery’s matt-glazed wares. The hand-painted pattern depicts a galleon sailing on rough seas and both sides of the jug are fully decorated with large ships. The matt-glazed range was produced in relatively small numbers during the 1930s and 1940s and included some of Crown Devon’s finest decorative output. This large, galleon-pattern vase is superb and easily the equal of similarly decorated Carlton Ware pieces.

For more pieces of pottery from the Crown Devon factory – click here.