Gold Chrysanthemum

Hammersley offered an extensive line of serving pieces, in a variety of shapes, that featured lots of gold edging and gold chrysanthemums as well as embossing near the rim. Marked Hammersley H245 in gold on the underside of some items but better known under the name Hammersley Gold Chrysanthemum.

HMGC-01 Cup and saucer $35
HMGC-01.5 Spare saucer for a cup and saucer $10
HMGC-26 Bonbon dish measuring 6" by 4.25" $35
HMGC-27 Scroll-shaped bonbon dish (behind the cup and saucer in the picture) $35
HMGC-28 Oyster shell shaped bonbon dish measuring 5" by 4 1/4" $35
HMGC-41 A footed spoon tray measuring 8 1/4" by 1 3/4" $35
HMGC-55.5 Cover for the covered candy dish measuring 5 1/2" across $20

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Hammersley and Co. was founded in Stoke-on-Trent  in 1887 in a plant that had previously operated under the name "Harvey Adams & Co.". Hammersley continued producing fine bone china dinnerware tableware known for its elegance until the end.

The company was purchased by Copeland (Spode) in 1966 who, in turn, was purchased by Royal Worcester in 1976. Fine bone china tableware continued being produced under the Hammersley name until 1988.