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Welcome to

Everything Stops for Tea


from c1780 -c1960.


We are based in the Old Spa town of Matlock in the Derbyshire Dales, Central England -close to Derby, Denby and Pinxton and within easy reach of the Staffordshire Potteries.

We have a varied selection of Antique and vintage tea and coffee wares. Mainly cups saucers and tea plates together with coffee cans, tea bowls and saucers, and when available, associated pieces such as teapots, teapot stands, milk jugs, creamers, cake/serving plates, muffin dishes, sucriers, sugar bowls, slops bowls and comports .

From early pieces right through to brightly decorated Art Deco sets and more.We stock all periods and styles from many different potteries including some lovely sets by as yet unidentified makers . We ship worldwide and have satisfied customers in many countries.

We operate a no quibble returns policy and 0ffer Royalmail Next Day delivery in UK & International signed for for Overseas purchases, with insurance & tracking.

We accept Credit/Debit card payments (via Paypal Website Pro);  Paypal, bank transfer and UK Personal cheques.

+44 (01629) 760229 UK

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We are always happy to listen to reasonable offers on the majority or our stock.

Please browse our on line shop. We always welcome input or information from visitors to our site and are happy to listen to offers on most items..

If you require a more detailed report or further photos of any item or if you have any enqiries please contact us.We hope you will find our shop easy to browse, the checkout system quick and easy, it is CPI compliant with secure payments and more payment options available.

All purchases now earn our customers loyalty points which can be collected and used for future purchases.

There is the option to view your purchases in USD, AUD, Euro and JPY.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Please note all our teaware is vintage and NOT brand new . The majority of items are at least 60 years old and may be up to two hundred years plus. Therefore SOME items may have firing (production) blemishes or minor wear to gilding or if the ground colour is solid some 'fading' to areas or may have faint, fine knife/spoon marks and, on items by certain makers, may have some fine crazing.In the case of sets that have been entirely hand painted there will be variations in colour patterning, perhaps differing flowers to those shown in photos, due to the individuality of the pieces However ALL items will be free from chips, cracks, repairs or hairlines unless, in the case of older pieces, it is stated in the description. Please view ALL the photos available for each item before any purchase. We always endeavour to describe all items as accurately as possible and never seek to mislead with regard to condition, age or maker.  Please e mail us if you require a detailed condition/information report on any item..

Although many factories traded under the name of its founder , for example Josiah WEDGWOOD, Thomas MINTON,  and John AYNSLEY, some factories used 'Trade names' either in conjunction with the owners name or initials and others traded solely under these names. Listed below are some trade names and who they were used by. This list is by no means complete but represents some of the most regularly found on our site.

Trade names Manufacturer
Adderley William Alsager adderley (& Co) AND Adderleys Ltd AND Ridgway potteries Ltd
Albion China J Dimmock & Co
Allertons Charles Allerton & Sons
Anchor china Sampson Bridgwood & Sons (Ltd)
Atlas  David Chapman & Sons AND Atlas China Co Ltd AND Grimwades Ltd
Balmoral China Redfern & Drakeford
Bell china Shore & Coggins
Bishop Bishop & Stonier
Bisto Bishop & stonier
Bone White Ironstone Barker Brothers
Boronian Ware Cartwright & Edwards
Burgess ware  & Burcraft Burgess Brothers
Carlton China Birks Rawlins & Co AND
Wiltshaw & Robinson (Ltd
Carlton Ware Wiltshaw & Robinson/Carlton ware Ltd
Chelson R H & S L Plant (Plant Brothers)
Clarence Bone China Co-Operative Wholesale Society
Corona & Crown Corona Gater Hall & Co
Coronet ware Parrott & Co
Court China William Lowe
Crescent China /Crescent George Jones ( & Sons)
Crown Chelsea China Thomas Morris
Crown Devon S Fielding & Co (Ltd)
Crown Ducal A G Richardson & Co Ltd
Crownford J H Weatherby & Sons
Delphine J H Middleton AND Hudson & Middleton
Devon ware S Fielding & Co Ltd
Duchess A T Finney AND Edwards & Brown
Empire ware / Empire works Empire Porcelain Co
Falcon ware J H Weatherby & Sons
AND Thomas Lawrence
Fenton China E Hughes
Foley china E Brain & Co Ltd
Foley Old James Kent (Ltd)
Foley china, The & Late Foley James Wileman AND Wileman & Co
Gladstone China George Proctor & Co Ltd AND Thomas Poole
Grafton China (Royal) A B Jones& Sons
Imperial Porcelain Wedgwood & Co Ltd AND Vincent Pottery Co AND William Hulme
Ivory ware Wood & Sons
Kent China Taylor & Kent
Late Mayers Keeling & Co
Lord Nelson ware Elijah Cotton
Losol /Losol ware Keeling & Co
Melba Mayer & Sherratt AND Melba China Co Ltd AND H A Wain & Sons AND Ridgways Potteries Ltd
Meir China / Meir ware Barker Brothers
Metalised R H & S L Plant (Plant brothers)
All above on this page are duplicates Above are repeats
Nelson ware Elijah Cotton
New Chelsea R H & S L Plant (Plant Brothers)
Norville ware Cartwright & Edwards
Old English bone china Allerton & Sons
Old royal china / Old Royal Bone China Sampson Smith Ltd
Paladin China E Hughes
Pallisy A E Jones
Paris ware Wood & Sons
Parisian Porcelain Henry Alcock
Phoenix ware / Phoenix china Thomas Forester & Sons (Ltd)
Primrosa ware Barker Brothers
Queen Anne Shore & Coggins
Queens china George Warrilow (and Sons) (Ltd)
Queens Ivory Wedgwood & Co Ltd
Regal ware A G Richardson AND Richardsons Cobridge Ltd
Rosina G Warrilow & Sons (Ltd) AND Rosina China Co Ltd
Roslyn Reid & Co AND Roslyn China
Royal Albert T C Wild & Sons (Ltd)
Royal China E Hughes & Co
Royal Crownford J H Weatherby & Sons
Royal Stafford Thomas Poole AND Gladstone china Ltd
Royal Staffordshire A J Wilkinson AND J & G Meakin
Royal Standard Chapmans, Longton
Royal Stuart Spencer Stevenson & Co Ltd
Royal Tuscan R H & S L Plant
Royal Vale H J Colclough AND Ridgway potteries Co Ltd
Royal Winton Grimwades Ltd
Royal York Salisbury China
Standard china Chapmans Longton
Stanley China Charles Amison
Sutherland China W Hudson AND Hudson & Middleton
Tams ware John Tams
Tuscan China R H & S L Plant
Vale china H J Colclough AND Colclough China Ltd AND Ridgway potteries Ltd
Wellington China J H Cope
Wetley China Sampson Smith
Windsor bone china Co-Operative Wholesale Society