CARNARVON TRADERS

The Repository of all Things Historical for the Ancient Welsh Town of Carnarvon

  Castle Square, Carnarvon. Published by Williams & Hughes, Bridge Steet, 1850


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CRESTED CHINA


During the late Victorian period a craze swept the nation; that of collecting little china souvenirs decorated with the crests of the towns and villages they were purchased from. They were available in an amazing array of shapes, from pots and bottles, to aeroplanes, lighthouses, shoes, cottages, and many more. There were also many manufacturers of these items, the most famous being the W.H. Goss factory, who had a reputation for producing the finest china pieces in the country. Other makers included Arcadian, Carlton, Grafton, Shelley, and other smaller concerns. These trinkets were produced in their millions, and it is a pretty safe assumption that most households in the country had one or two among their contents, whether they were personal souvenirs of a holiday, or a little present from friends or relatives.

The photographs on this page have been taken mostly from auctions listed on eBay. Some leave a lot to be desired as to their quality, but I will upgrade to better quality photographs as and when they become available.



W. H. GOSS

Goss Goss
Goss Goss
Goss Goss
Goss Goss
Goss Goss
Goss Goss
Goss Goss
Goss Goss
Goss Goss
Goss Goss
Goss Goss
Goss Goss
Goss Goss
Goss Goss
Goss Goss
Goss Goss
Goss Goss
Goss Goss



ALEXANDRA

Alexandra  



ARCADIAN

Arcadian Arcadian
Arcadian Arcadian
Arcadian Arcadian
Arcadian



CARLTON

Carlton Carlton
Carlton Carlton
Carlton Carlton
Carlton Carlton
Carlton Carlton

Carlton



FOLEY

Foley Foley  

Foley



GRAFTON

Grafton
Grafton Grafton
Grafton Grafton
Grafton Grafton
Grafton Grafton

Grafton



IMPERIAL

Imperial  



JB & Co.

JB & Co. JB & Co.  



ROYAL IVORY

Royal Ivory  



SHELLEY

Shelley Shelley  

Shelley



TUSCAN

Tuscany Tuscany  



VICTORIA

Victoria Victoria

Victoria

Victoria



WILLOW ART

Willow Art Willow Art  



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