BOOTHS - Indian Ornament

Together with HAWTHORN, this blue & white pattern is one of the oldest in our Booths inventory, dating back as far as 1872 to the firm of Thomas Booth and Son. This firm went through a variety of names, the initials of which are found in the centre of the typical 'garter' backstamp (see below).

Items are often impressed 'IRONSTONE' and were produced on a heavy, thickly potted body, although whether this is actually genuine ironstone is open to debate and would depend on the chemical composition of the materials used.

In 1883 the firm of Thomas G Booth was renamed TG & F Booth following the inclusion in the partnership of Frederick Booth, Thomas' half-brother:

T. B & S - Thomas Booth & Sons - 1872-76

T.G.B. - Thomas G Booth - 1876-83

T.G. & F. B - Thomas G and Frederick Booth - 1883-91

Items continued to be produced after this date; these have the Booths 'crown' mark with:

ROYAL SEMI PORCELAIN
INDIAN ORNAMENT
BOOTHS ENGLAND

This mark was used until c. 1906 when Booths SILICON CHINA was introduced.

INDIAN ORNAMENT's blue transfer is remarkably detailed and shows as two distinct shades of blue, light and dark. This reflects the depth of the engraving on the copper plate from which the transfer was taken, the shallower areas taking up less blue ink during the manufacturing process.

 

Medium platter
14 x 11.25 ins

Unmarked, but definitely Booths

£25

 

 

 

Medium platter
14.75 x 11.625 ins

TG & FB
1883-91

Impressed
BOOTHS
1.15

SOLD

 

Large platter
16.25 x
12.75 ins

TG & FB
1883-91

Impressed
BOOTHS

SOLD

 

 

Gravy boat
4.5 ins high
(top of handle)
7.75 ins
(spout to handle)

Unmarked

SOLD

 

 

Large oval tureen
Footed, no lid
12 x 8.5 ins,
5.25 ins high,
13.5 ins (between handles).

SOLD

 

 


Vegetable tureens with lids
11 x 7.75 ins (base),
12.25 ins (between handles),
5 ins high (top of lid).

SOLD

 

 

Sauce tureen with lid
8 ins x
4.75 ins (base)
4 ins high
(top of lid).

Unmarked

SOLD

 
 

To view more photos of all three tureens, click here
 

 

Soup plate
10.125 ins

Impressed
IRONSTONE. T.G.B.

1876-83

SOLD

 

 
 

 

 

Dinner plate
9.75 ins

Impressed IRONSTONE

Garter belt mark
T.B & S
1872-76

£20

 

 

 

Tea plate
7.5 ins

Impressed BOOTH

1883-91

SOLD

 

 
   

 

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