Tag Archives: Crown Devon

Christmas Gift Ideas – PenDelfin Bunnies, Troika Pottery, Hornby, Poole Pottery…

If you’re still searching for Christmas presents then here are a few ideas ranging from small collectable PenDelfin bunnies and Hornby engines to  larger pieces such as a desirable early Poole Pottery vase designed by Alfred Read:

PenDelfin Blue Rosa Rabbit, Jean Walmsley Heap

Rare PenDelfin Blue Rosa Rabbit designed by Jean Walmsley Heap

Poole Freeform Vase PGS Pattern Designed By Alfred Read

Poole Freeform Vase PGS Pattern Designed By Alfred Read

PenDelfin Rabbit Picnic Table

BOXED PenDelfin Picnic Table Designed By Jean Walmsley Heap

Hornby R063 BR 4-6-2 Britannia Class 7 Locomotive & Tender

Hornby R063 BR 4-6-2 Britannia Class 7 Locomotive & Tender







Shelley Harmony Range Miniature Blue Vase

Shelley Harmony Range Miniature Blue Vase

PenDelfin Uncle Soames Designed By Jean Walmsley Heap

Early PenDelfin Uncle Soames Designed By Jean Walmsley Heap

Crown Devon Fieldings Galleon pattern jug pattern M169

Crown Devon Fieldings Galleon pattern jug pattern M169

PenDelfin The Anniversary Designed By Tony Green

PenDelfin The Anniversary Designed By Tony Green







We have a wide range of gift ideas including Troika Pottery, PenDelfin Rabbits, Hornby locomotives and OO gauge models. Don’t leave it too late to place your Christmas order, our last posting date is approaching fast!

Happy Shopping!

Perfect Pieces Christmas Orders – Last Posting Dates

If you’re still shopping for Christmas presents then be sure to check out our All Stock Page where you can view every piece of pottery and collectable we have for sale. We have a wide range of genuine Troika pottery for sale, retired PenDelfin rabbits and PenDelfin artwork and leaflets and some brilliant OO gauge models and trains to name bit a few pieces!

So, if you are still shopping for Christmas then please note our last posting date for UK orders before Christmas is:


Our last posting date for International orders has now passed.


Book Review: Crown Devon The History of S. Fielding & Co by Susan Hill

Despite the growth of the internet, good quality information about antiques and collectables remains in restricted supply online. There is certainly nothing on the internet that can compare with the quality and depth of information in Susan Hill’s book Crown Devon: The History of S. Fielding & Co.

Book Review - Crown Devon The History of S. Fielding & Co by Susan Hill
Crown Devon: The History of S. Fielding & Co by Susan Hill

For anyone with a serious interest in Fielding’s Crown Devon pottery, this is an essential book. It contains a detailed history of the pottery and the people behind it, along with a comprehensive reference guide to patterns, shapes and the marks used by the pottery. The book is well illustrated with photos of all the pottery’s major ranges and best of all, it’s thoroughly researched, well written and professionally presented — attributes sadly missing from many lesser books on antiques and collectables.

There is no better reference resource available for Crown Devon pottery – highly recommended.

You can buy Crown Devon: The History of S.Fielding & Co on Amazon.

Book information:
Crown Devon: The History Of  S. Fielding & Co.
Susan Hill
Publisher: Jazz Publications
ISBN: 0 9516525 2 4

NEW STOCK – Crown Devon Fuchsia Cruet Set

New to the Perfect Pieces Crown Devon pottery section is this lovely Crown Devon fuchsia patterned cruet set:

Crown Devon Cruet Set - 1108 Fuchsia Pattern

Crown Devon Fuchsia Cruet Set

This Crown Devon cruet consists of a salt shaker, pepper shaker and mustard container that all match and sit on a tray. It is Crown Devon model number 1108 and dates from c1939 onwards.

Cruets sets are a very popular collectable, however this set might even appeal to fuchsia collectors or avid gardeners.

CLICK HERE to view our full selection of Crown Devon Pottery For Sale

Last Minute Christmas Present Ideas from Perfect Pieces!

If you really have left it this late to find a Christmas present then you’ll need to be sharpish in your choosing!

It’s still not too late to order from Perfect Pieces, but tomorrow, Wednesday 23rd December 2009, is the last day that Royal Mail guarantee Special Delivery services before Christmas.

So if you’re after a Christmas gift then why not take a look at a few of the images below to give you some ideas. Items range in price and style so there’s bound to be something of interest.

If you see anything you fancy just click on the image and you’ll then be taken to the more information page where you can view further information and see more pictures of the item.


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.

Crown Devon, Antiques Info Magazine & Us!

Crown Devon Matt Glaze Galleon Pattern Yellow JugPerfect Pieces is in print again this month in the March/April 2008 edition of Antiques Info magazine.

The Crown Devon feature is written by Roland, with pictures taken from the our database of past and present stock. The article takes a look at the current market for Fielding’s Crown Devon and highlights some of the rarer and more collectable pieces that are available.

If you’re interested in learning more, the new edition of the magazine should be in your newsagents very shortly – any feedback will be more than welcome.