Set 20: Dishes Tonquin Royal Staffordshire-Clarice Cliff, Made in England
Tonquin Royal Staffordshire-Clarice Cliff, Made in England Soup Bowls x6 (Measures: 7 7/8") Dessert/Bread Plate x2 (Measures 6 1/2" across) Saucer Measures x11: 5 3/4" across Sugar Bowl/No Lid (Measures: 6 1/2" handle to handle, 3" mouth opening, 3" high, 2 1/2" Base)
Condition: Some scratching from usage, normal paint transfer and firing dots. One saucer and one soup bowl have some crazing. Stamps on bottom are often off centered.
When she was just 14, Cliff went to work as a painter for a local pottery in England. In 1916, she joined the firm of A. J. Wilkinson and remained there for the rest of her life. Cliff married the owner of the firm, Colley Shorter and after his death in 1963 sold the factory and retired to her home in Newcastle. She died in 1972. It is important to remember that Cliff only produced wares for A. J. Wilkinson’s and its subsidiary Newport Pottery. Clarice Cliff Pottery Marks