What Are Some Collectible Hammersley China Patterns?
Some collectible Hammersley china patterns include Dresden Spray, Indian Tree, Morning Glory and Gold Thistle. Hammersley, a brand of fine bone china dinnerware and tableware, discontinued production in 1988.
Dresden Spray is pattern number 4055, a number that is marked on the underside of all authentic pieces. The pattern is set on white china trimmed in gold and includes hand-painted floral design with gold filigree panels. Indian Tree, number 4490B, includes a Hammersley stamp on the underside and displays a pattern of tree branches and flowers against a white background with gold trim.
The Morning Glory pattern, C129/1, consists of pink and blue morning glories on white china with gold-trimmed, scalloped rims. Gold Thistle, number 5905, is made of scrollwork textured china with scalloped rims, gold trim and a pattern of gold thistle sprays. A similar pattern of gold thistle sprays exists, number 6117, but differs from 5905 in that the gold trim on the rims is much wider.
The Hammersley company began production in 1887 in a plant formerly known as Harvey Adams & Co. In 1966, Copeland acquired the company, which changed hands again in 1976 when Royal Worcester purchased it. The company continued to operate under the Hamersley name through all ownership changes until it ceased production in 1988.