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FOLEY China 

Foley Bone China has a rather complicated history since it was produced by various companies.

Below is rough gathering of possible Foley sources. The Foley family also had an operation in Canada which became Canuck Potteries.

Here is an interesting link to the Dictionary of Canadian Biography which gives some explanation to the origin of the early Canadian Foley pottery origins.

Foley Canada origins


Foley Bone China
1872 - 1925  Wileman & Co
.  in business at the Foley Pottery, Fenton. James F Wileman was the son of Henry Wileman, a London china and earthenware dealer who  went into partnership with Joseph King Knight at the Foley Potteries. Henry Wileman built a new china works in 1860 which Charles Wileman took over in 1864 and his brother James F Wileman took over the original works. Charles retired in 1870 and James F Wileman assumed control of both potteries. He was in partnership with J.B. Shelley in 1872, trading as Wileman and Company. The factory produced household wares, most of the products going to overseas markets.In 1925 they were reformed as Shelley Potteries which in turn was absorbed by Royal Doulton at a later time. Apparently they shared the facilities with E Brain and Co Ltd Fenton (See below)

 

Robinson & Sons

1881 - 1903 Earthenware manufacturer at the Foley China Works, Longton. Mr E. Brain bought out his partner (Mr Robinson) at the Foley works, Fenton, Stoke-on-Trent. On his father's death W.H Brain took over. They had a well known trade mark 'EB'.

 

E Brain and Co Ltd  Fenton

  1903 - 1963 Manufacturers of porcelain at the Foley Works, Fenton, formerly Robinson & Son.
In 1958 Messrs E. Brain & Co took over the business of Coalport China Ltd. Since 1963 production has continued under the Coalport name.

 

 

J G S & Co Ltd (J Goodwin Stoddard & Co)

1898 - 1940 which has a globe mark often branded as 'Foley Bone China'based as King Street, Foley, Longton.
All were eventually absorbed by the Royal Doulton Group

 

 To confuse things even more

James Kent Ltd of Longton used the 'Old Foley' mark. James Kent Ltd produced various pottery marks out of the 'Old Foley Pottery' from 1897, but didn't market an actual 'Old Foley' brand until after 1955.

 

 

 

 

Foley ’Ming Rose’ cup and saucer $10.00
Click Here for Product Details! Foley ’Ming Rose’ cup and saucer. Lovely pink, blue and yellow flowers decorate this cup and saucer from Foley. Rippled gold decorated rims on both cup and saucer.
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Foley pale flowered cup and saucer $10.00
Click Here for Product Details! Foley pale flowered cup and saucer. Lovely pale flowered cup and saucer by Foley China. Pink and yellow peonies I believe with another blue flower, rippled gold trimmed rims and rippled base on cup.
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Foley bone china light green cup and saucer with yellow and purple flowers $10.00
Click Here for Product Details! Foley bone china light green cup and saucer with yellow and purple flowers. The delicate green colour is just perfect as a background for the lovely yellow and purple flowers decorating this lovely set. Gold trim and scalloped edges just add to the beauty. Both are numbered and have the Foley mark on the bottom with "Foley Bone China Made in England". The saucer is about 3 1/2" diameter and both are about 3" tall.
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Foley china cup and saucer with red glazed exterior $10.00
Click Here for Product Details! Foley china cup and saucer with red glazed exterior. Somewhat similar to the Elizabethan cup and saucer I have on sale elsewhere, this red glazed cup and saucer are centered by white interior and decorated with a small bouqet of flowers.
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.....SOLD.....Foley flowered cup and saucer $10.00
Click Here for Product Details! Foley flowered cup and saucer. Delightful cup and saucer from Foley. These are profusely decorated with bright bouquets of flowers. Scalloped rims on both are highlighed with thin gold bands. The images show a pale green but they are white.
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.....sold.....Foley pale blue/green outside with yellow flowered inside. $10.00
Click Here for Product Details! Foley cup and saucer with black inner core in cup and saucer. Beautiful set with a pale blue or teal outside and yellow inside all decorated with gold trim and bouqets of flowers. This mark dates from 1948 to 1963 probably after Shelley took over the name but Coalport also sold Foley after 1963
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.....SOLD.....Foley bright multicolour flowered cup and saucer $10.00
Click Here for Product Details! Foley bright multicolour flowered cup and saucer. This delightful pair just makes you think of spring with all those bright little flowers spread around. A fun set!
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.....SOLD.....Foley cup and saucer with black inner core in cup and saucer $10.00
Click Here for Product Details! Foley cup and saucer with black inner core in cup and saucer. Unique design in this tea set. White outside walls on cup with a pale yellow or ivory inner ring on top of a wide black ring with a white bottom with flowers in the bottom. The black inside the cup has a few very small scratches.
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