Decoro Pottery and Tuscan Decoro Pottery, Tuscan and Plant China

Collectors Page

If you own any of this pottery or have information about the history of the pottery produced from either of the two companies below, then we would like to hear from you.

We are building up a catalogue of known shapes and patterns (some of which are shown below) that are still in existence or known to have been produced and sold.These are all included in the new book priced at £25.00 sterling. The postage and packing will be 5 for UK addresses and 8 (surface) or £11 (airmail) for overseas.

Not only does this book tell you the history of the works and potters, but includes an extensive listing with photos of all known items, giving details of shapes, patterns, sizes and range. This is a must for all collectors, dealers and traders. See sample pages below


I was most interested and impressed to see your publication which I have placed in the Museum reference library where I am sure it will be used not only by my colleagues and myself but also researchers on a regular basis in the future. This book has long been overdue and might I take this opportunity of congratulating you on covering this subject so thoroughly.

Gaye Blake Roberts, Director, The Wedgwood Museum, Barlaston, Stoke-on-Trent.

I was quite staggard at the amount of research which you have put into the production of this book. Not only into the history of the Plant family but in the many patterns and shapes over the last hundred years.

John H Plant, Great great grandson of Benjamin Plant, Technical Director of R S and S L Plant Ltd until 1970.

Thank you for sending me the review copy of your new book on the Plant family. I will enjoy reading this good looking production.

Geoffrey A Godden FRSA, author Encyclopaedia of British Pottery and Porcelain Marks


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M E & J E Anderson, Quarry Garth, 2 The Green, Swinton, Malton, North Yorkshire, YO17 6SY, United Kingdom.

Decoro Earthenware Pottery

Canning Pottery Company

Fenton, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, England

Manufactured earthenware between 1923 and 1935. Company owned by R H & S L Plant. Trademark taken over by the Decoro Pottery Limited when factory closed

Known marks

Trade marks owned by The Wedgwood Group

The first one used on red clay items and the second on white clay items. Change over was about 1930

Known patterns
  • Flowers, Cones, Golden Pheasants with bright yellow tails, (all with foliage round the main design), Roman/Grecian Figures. Most on dark green or blue or black backgrounds, rare are cream and bright blue. The colours brown, green, blue, grey, dark reds are predominant. Some items with no discernible pattern in multicolour.(Waves)

Estimate 30 pattern designs on the first mark

  • Bright flowers, reds, orange, blue on yellow background

Estimate 50 pattern designs on the second mark

Known designs /shapes

Teapots, Vases, Bowls, Dishes, Jardinieres, Plates, Candleholders, Trinket sets.

Estimate (based on numbering system) 800 shapes covering both ranges

Decoro Pottery & Tuscan Decoro Pottery

R. H. & S. L. Plant Ltd

Tuscan Works, Forristers Street, Longton, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, England.

Manufactured earthenware pottery between 1933 & 1944

Using white clay


Known marks

Trade marks owned by The Wedgwood Group

Decoro Pottery Hand Painted Made in England

Known patterns

Most items carry a number starting with a D followed by a number denoting the design (shape), followed by a / followed by a number denoting the pattern numbers. e.g. D24/877

  • The early items are generally in pastel colours on pastel backgrounds, consisting of flowers - daisies, asters, African Violets, dahlias, anemones, roses, blossoms or art deco shapes complimented with small flowers.

Later items are generally dark colours on a pastel backgrounds, consisting of identifiable flowers or flower shapes with intertwining leaves or vines, sometimes outlined with dots ( see image below)

Known designs
Plates, Vases with and without handles, Jugs, Candle holders, Posy Bowls, Posy Baskets, Posy Troughs, Tea and Coffee pots, Dishes, Night Light Holder, Radium, Wall Vases, Dressing Table sets, Fruit Bowls, Bob Bon Dishes, Salad Dishes, Urns and Ewers

Tuscan China

R. H. & S. L. Plant Ltd

Tuscan Works, Forristers Street, Longton, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, England.

Manufactured fine china between 1898 and 1970

Using white china clay

Known marks

Trade marks owned by The Wedgwood Group

Tuscan China over a winged crown with 'Made in England' below. Sometimes includes company name

Plant Faience (separate range of items)

Known patterns

The range includes some 30,000. Patterns many items are numbered with four numbers and sometimes a prefix letter.

The earliest items just had numbers 1 to 9999; latter items had the letter B or C or D or E as a prefix. The mark usually determines the year if the letter is missing. On tea sets usually only item of each trio carried the number.

Known designs
  • Crested ware
  • Models and figurines including hat pins
  • Tea and coffee sets
  • Dinner sets
  • Nursery sets
  • Ornaments

Please email information of items including any type numbers and marks or information of potters/painters/product dates etc. A photo is useful if you need the item to be identified. Email to: (this not a direct link to avoid spams)

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