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    Posted 6 years ago

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    During my Birthday present hunt , i visit many Yard Sale, but one stand up in particular, because i found some Pottery produce by "MALING ENGLAND" and the next one is pretty much the Icing on the Cake for that day, even better the lady ask me my Cell number, because she say, i have more Packed inside, they all coming from her Grand Mother.
    I have many gorgeous piece of Glass Lately,LOETZ, Fritz Heckert, Kralick, Pallme Koning, etc,,,, i have to say, when i see this one, this strike me hard.
    Since i looking around her table, she mention, well i have that boxe here, i have no time to unpacked, have a look she say....., it's not take me long to realize what i am looking at at that time(but i think do i have end off cash)
    I start to pull very nice piece of Maling from that box, in particular the next one(3 more to come)
    This is an Art Deco Lotus bowl decorated with Galleon pattern on blue ground, irridescent color, with heavy gild decoration all around on 3 feet, ouff, i am better to not start to shaking, anyway, i freak out for nothing, because she ask me to make an offer, this is what i did, i guess my offer was OK, because she agree to sold me those 4 piece, and like i mention, she ask for my cell number, so not bad.
    This Bowl, ware a typical Maling castle mark used from the 1920s through to the factory's closure in 1963, because of the very well decoration on that one, this bowl could be design by the hand of the father and son team Lucien Emile and Lucien George Boullemier.

    This Bowl stand, 5 inch tall, by 9 inch wide, 5 inch beetween the 3 feets
    Decorated with gallion, birds and cloud, gold gild around the rim, feet


    -----------------------------------Maling pottery-------------------------------------

    Maling pottery was produced in the north east of England for just over two centuries. The name of the pottery derives from the French surname of Malin. The family were Protestant Huguenots who fled their native land in the sixteenth century to escape the threat of religious persecution. They settled in England and prospered in a variety of business enterprises including coal, shipping and timber. Somewhere over the centuries the name was anglicized by the addition of a final "g".

    The pottery was founded at North Hylton near Sunderland in 1762, and transferred to Newcastle upon Tyne in 1817.

    Increasing business allowed the Maling family to build two further potteries, each bigger than its predecessor. The last of these occupied a fourteen acre site, and was claimed by Maling to be the biggest pottery in Britain.

    -------------------------------------Early years---------------------------------------

    Little is known about the pottery’s output for the first fifty years, as pieces do not carry any form of identification. Museum pieces with known provenance suggest that Maling wares were little different from those being produced by other local potteries at the time.

    When the business moved to Newcastle in 1817 the then owner, Robert Maling (son of Christopher Thpmpson Maling I), began to mark pieces with his name. The output seems to have been mainly simple, domestic wares made for use by the local working people. Their interest lies more in the fact that they have survived, rather in any exceptional quality of potting or decoration.

    ---------------------------------Victorian era-----------------------------------------

    It was Robert Maling’s son, Christopher Thompson Maling II, who took the business in a new and profitable direction in the 1850s.[3] He devised a way to make pottery containers by machine, rather than by hand. This speeded up the production process and led to huge orders from manufacturers of goods as diverse as marmalade, meat and fish pastes, ointments and printing ink.

    A Victorian visitor to the pottery records that he saw an estimated one million jars in storage, waiting to be shipped to a marmalade manufacturer. Given the size of Britain’s territorial ambition in those days, these jars can still be dug up in many parts of the world. Usually they originate from Keillers of Dundee.

    By the 1890s, Maling had decided to go up market. They employed their first in-house designer and imported porcelain from other factories which they decorated and sold on under their own name. Within a few years the quality of Maling ware was such that it was being sold by stores as prestigious as Harrods of London.

    --------------------------------20th century------------------------------------------

    In 1908, with the sale of the packaging goods still buoyant, Maling introduced a new trading name for their decorative wares. This was Cetem – being a phonetic abbreviation of CT Maling and Sons. The following three decades were to be Maling’s heyday.

    A succession of designers was employed to take the pottery from the years of post-Victorian elegance through to Art Deco exuberance. By the 1920s Maling was producing over two hundred new designs a year in a successful attempt to meet the changing tastes of the British public. Many of these designs were from the hand of the father and son team Lucien Emile and Lucien George Boullemier. Both had been recruited from the Staffordshire potteries.

    1924 saw the reintroduction of the Maling name which was used simultaneously with Cetem until the latter was dropped in the early 1930s.

    By the outbreak of war, the Maling family members who had been directly involved in running the pottery were deceased and the business was in the hands of trustees. The war itself proved a further blow, as many skilled workers were called up for military service. Maling survived by producing items for the armed forces, such as photographic developing trays for use on RAF reconnaissance missions.


    After the war the pottery came into the hands of new owners, the Hoult family, who still own the site today and regularly welcome collectors. Although investment was made, the scale of operations was reduced, with fewer staff having to put up with a downsized working area. In a slow spiral of decline fewer new patterns were introduced and fewer products sold.

    Eventually, competition from more modern and streamlined potteries caused Maling to close in 1963. In two centuries it had produced over 16,500 patterns. Items ranged from simple kitchen wares such as pudding basins to highly gilded, lustred and enamelled pieces for display in fashionable homes.

    Today an active collectors’ society exists to find and preserve what information still exists on this diverse British pottery.

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    1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Great Lustre Pottery !!!!!
    2. mikelv85 mikelv85, 6 years ago
      Now this is gorgeous ! Love the blue and gold :)
    3. Zowie Zowie, 6 years ago
      This is truly stunning & thanks for the information
    4. Rick55 Rick55, 6 years ago
      It is a beautifully decorated bowl in and out Alan!
    5. Alan2310 Alan2310, 6 years ago
      Always the first, to commented and love my stuffs, thank you so much, kevin



      Rick, many thanks to alls, much appreciated.


    6. SEAN68 SEAN68, 6 years ago
      speechless to comment!!!!
    7. Alan2310 Alan2310, 6 years ago
      @SEAN, not forget you also, to be in the rows, for such kind comments, much appreciated, many thanks for the love to...;-)

    8. SEAN68 SEAN68, 6 years ago
      Your very welcome Alan :) and anytime!!! ;)
    9. Alan2310 Alan2310, 6 years ago
      Also@ Karen














      katherinescollections, alls appreciated, you stop by my post for the love.
      Much appreciated.

    10. Alan2310 Alan2310, 6 years ago
      Sorry everyone, just add a picture from the marking "Maling"

    11. Alan2310 Alan2310, 6 years ago
      Many thanks, Radegunder, for the love, much appreciated.

    12. Zowie Zowie, 6 years ago
      Only love what I like
    13. surfdub66 surfdub66, 6 years ago
      Hi Alan ..
      This is stunning & would you believe I've got a very similar one in lime green with butterflies all over it , sadly mine has a small chip inside the base..
      I have a few maling pieces & love them very much ..
      I'll dig it out and list it for you to see :-)
    14. Alan2310 Alan2310, 6 years ago
      @Zowie, and i am happy that you love it,,,,,,take care CW friend.
      Thanks you for the nice comment, i really appreciated, i really do,,;-)

    15. Alan2310 Alan2310, 6 years ago
      @surfdub66, i will be more then happy to see it, this piece is new for me, but kinda love it... since i found it, still have 2 more miling piece to post from that same day, i have to find some time to post it.
      Always appreciated you stop by my post, many thanks for the kind comments and the love, i will keep my eyes open to see your miling bowl.

    16. Alan2310 Alan2310, 6 years ago
      Many thanks, sklo42

      AnneLanders for the love, much appreciated.

    17. Alan2310 Alan2310, 6 years ago
      Many thanks, katherinescollections, for the love, much appreciated.

    18. Zowie Zowie, 6 years ago
      My pleasure Alan & I am glad you class me as your CW friend I have meet some top people on this site that are always willing to give each other a hand I hope you have found it the same way. Have a fantastic day keep well I hope the family is also well
    19. Alan2310 Alan2310, 6 years ago
      @Zowie, yes I did found CW very friendly, just fews acception,
      I experience some trouble fews months ago, I ask them for forgiveness, with no result, to bad, I learn at a very young age to forgiven some people, but when you never learn this way, it's hard for some individuals to do so.
      You as well, have a great day, and wish many more time you visiting my post.
      Best Regards

    20. Roycroftbooksfromme1, 6 years ago
      nice write up ....
    21. Zowie Zowie, 6 years ago
      Hi Alan people can be cruel if I come across people like that I stay away from there site & if I accidently go to there site I click out without liking or commenting. I also have had to much pain to tolerate bad behaviour on a site like this it is uncalled for go to face book if that's what they want & let us enjoy each others company & learn as it's meant to be. Sorry you had it so hard.
    22. Alan2310 Alan2310, 5 years ago
      Roycroftbooksfromme1, many thanks for the love, i revisiting some of my old post, sorry to forget you both.

    23. Alan2310 Alan2310, 5 years ago
      Overdue, aura
      ho2cultcha, many thanks to both of you for the love, much appreciated that you take some time to stop by.


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