Goss & Crested China
Goss usually has an inscription on the base describing the item and also a goshawk crest with the name W.H.Goss below it. The impressed Serif mark 'W.H.Goss' shows manufacture 1858–1887 while the Sans-serif mark indicates 1887–1916. Some examples carry Registration [disambiguation needed] numbers and these were made from 1884–1914. Where the Goss mark is the larger 'rubber stamped' then production from 1925–1930 is indicated. Pieces made from 1930, after the factory was sold, also bear the word 'England'.
In all there are over 2,500 different models ranging from parian figures to tea services to pots and jugs to beautiful coloured figures and cottages and they can be found with over 10,000 different decorations. The most valuable pieces have a crest of the place where the antiquity was found or of the location of the landmark - so called 'matching crests'.
Goss usually has an inscription on the base describing the item and also a Goshawk crest with the name W.H. Goss below it. Pieces made in the 1930s, after the factory was sold, also bear the word 'England'. Other factories, including Carlton, Shelley and Arcadian, also made souvenirware but Goss is still the most collectable.