C - Plaques (Scenes + People)

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Caernarvon Castle 5 x 3 inch Rectangular Plaque. Rarity - Very Rare    
Caernarvon Castle (Ivorex)

Bossons Ivorex. Produced 1981  to 1992. Dimensions 10 1/2 x 7. The original Welsh spelling which is almost always used today is Caernarfon. The anglicised version is spelt Caernarvon 

 

Rarity - Very Rare

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bossons Ivorex Caernarvon Castle

 

The equivalent Osborne Ivorex plaques. Dimensions  11 x 7 1/2 and 5 1/4 x 3 3/4 inches.

(Photographs supplied by Scott C).

Camellia

10 inch Circular plaque. Produced 1958  to 1962. With white flower. Rarity - Rare

See 'Orchid' 10 inch circular plaque.  

Camellia

10 inch Circular (Square) plaque. Produced 1958  to 1962.

 

Rarity - Fairly Rare

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See 'Orchid' 10 inch circular (square) plaque.

Camellia (Reissued)

10 inch Circular (Square) plaque. Produced 1995  to 1995.

 

Rarity - Fairly Common

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

Camellia Japonica

14 inch Circular Plaque. Produced 1958 to 1962. With Green or Beige perimeter to plaque.

 

Rarity - Very Rare

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photograph kindly supplied by Scott C

Forms a set with Rosa Centiflora  
Campania See "Pottery Products" -  Britanny Campania    
Canal and Barge Scene

14 inch Circular plaque. Produced 1952  to 1962.

 

Rarity - Fairly Common

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Canterbury Cathedral (Ivorex)

Bossons Ivorex. Produced 1981  to 1992. Dimensions 11 x 7.25 inches.

 

Rarity - Fairly Rare

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The equivalent Osborne Ivorex plaques. Dimensions  11 x 7 1.4 and 4 1/2 x 3 1/4 inches.

(Photographs supplied by Scott C).

Caranation Plaque

6 inch Circular plaque. Produced 1958  to 1996.

 

Rarity - Fairly Common

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cathedral Rocks, Bermuda 8 x 5 inch Plaquette. Produced 1950 to 1956. Rarity - Extremely Rare    

Charles Dickens (Ivorex)

Bossons Ivorex. Produced 1981 to 1992. Dimensions 4 x 5.5 inches

 

Rarity - Very Rare

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The equivalent Osborne Ivorex plaques. Charles Dickens (5 sided) and Charles Dickens in his study Gadshil. Dimensions  4 x 5 1/2 and 8 x 6 inches.

(Photographs supplied by Scott C).

Charles Dickens

A comparison between 'Bossons Ivorex' and 'Osborne Ivorex'

Here is the perfect example as to how close an Osborne is to a Bossons Ivorex plaque. Notice how they are painted almost identical. If a person found these plaques and the sticker and stamp mark were not present the it could be difficult to identify the manufacturer.

 

By putting each piece side by side as you look at the lettering at the bottom you will notice the Osborne lettering is closer together than the Bossons piece. The Osborne's letter "S" on Dickens extends 1 3/4" from the left of the plaque where as the 'S" in Dickens on the Bossons plaque to the right extends 2".

 

The second difference is that the Osborne plaque is dated AO 1909 just to the right of his head where as the Bossons piece does not show any markings.

Charles Dickens (cont) The third difference is quite obvious on the back of the plaque, Osborne stamp versus the Bossons sticker. Each plaque is the same size of 4" x 5 1/2" (5 sided)
Charles Dickens in his study Gadshill (Ivorex)

Bossons Ivorex. Produced 1981  to 1992. Dimensions 8 x 6 inches.

 

Rarity - Rare

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

Cherry Blossoms

12  inch Circular plaque. Produced 1958  to 1962. Also see 'Apple Blossoms' 12 inch plaque

 

Rarity - Fairly Common

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Chester Cathedral (Ivorex)

Bossons Ivorex. Produced 1981  to 1992. Dimensions 11.5 x 7.5 inches.

 

 

Rarity - Fairly Rare

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SPECIAL EDITION - Bossons Ivorex Chester Cathedral edged in black with gold inlay with green baize on the backs. The plaque is heavier and more colourful (Possible limited edition, maybe for celebrations in Chester).

Also see "The Rows Chester" which is edged in black. 

Rarity - Extremely Rare (RL)

The equivalent Osborne Ivorex plaques. Dimensions  11 1/2  x 7 1/2 inches. The older Osborne plaque depicts what the grounds of the Cathedral looked like way back, when with gravestones. Eventually the Cathedral decided to remove the gravestones to the perimeter of their boundaries and grass over the graves, making maintenance of the area much easier. The Bossons plaque shows what the Cathedral grounds look like in modern times without the gravestones.

(Photographs supplied by Scott C).

Cheshire Cat No 1, 2, and 3 (Ivorex)

There are 3no different 'Cheshire Cat' Bossons Ivorex plaques in existence. These are oval plaques and measure approximately 5 inches in diameter. These plaques are extremely rare and may have only been produced as experimental models.

     

Christchurch Priory

14 inch Circular plaque. Produced 1948  to 1954.

 

Rarity - Very Rare

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Priory is situated in Christchurch, Dorset, England. There has been a church on the site since 800AD. The present building was begun in 1094 by Ranulf Flambard and has since been in use as a place of worship.

Christchurch Priory

8 x5  inch Rectangular plaque. Produced 1950  to 1956.

 

Rarity - Very Rare

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

Chrysanthemums

6 inch Circular plaque. Produced 1958 to 1962.

 

Rarity - Common

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

'Autumn' plaque same as earlier 'Chrysanthemums'.

'Spring' plaque same as earlier 'Daffodils'.

'Summer' Plaque same as earlier 'Roses'.

 
Chrysanthemums

14 inch Circular Plaque. Produced 1982 to 1994

 

Rarity - Common

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14 inch plaque

Forms a set with Autumn Gold, Chrysanthemums, Spring Flowers and Summer Flowers

 

 

Church of St Mary, Astbury, Cheshire

14 inch Circular plaque. Produced 1948  to 1954.

 

Rarity - Very Rare

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
City Hall, Capetown

12 inch Circular plaque. Produced 1948.

 

Rarity - Extremely Rare

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

Clifton Suspension Bridge

8 x 5 inch Plaquette. Produced 1950 to 1956.

 

Rarity - Very Rare

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

Clifton Suspension Bridge

10 inch Plaque. Produced 1950 to 1956.

 

Rarity - Very Rare

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10 inch Plaque

The Clifton Suspension Bridge is located in Bristol, UK. Designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel

The 'Osborne Ivorex' version of the 'Clifton Suspension' Bridge. Size 9.25 x 6.25inch. Note - This was not made by Bossons

Clocks See  the 'Clocks' section    

Clovelly

'Down-a-Long Clovelly'

12 x 8 inch Rectangular Plaque. Produced 1950 to 1953. Two different plaques comprising of 'Down-a long Clovelly' and 'Up-a-long Clovelly'. These plaques were both remodelled at some time. The later plaques have a thinner boarder.

 

Rarity - Rare

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

'Down A Long Clovelly' Second version with the thinner frame (Photograph supplied by Scott C)

First & Second Versions

'First Version' with two boats in water, flat clouds, and the donkey by himself at the top of the hill.

'Second Version' has one boat, raised clouds, four people, two at bottom of hill, two in the doorway on the building to the right and the donkey half way up the hill.

Dr Don Hardisty in Clovelly

Down-a-long Clovelly

 

 

Clovelly

'Up-a-Long Clovelly'

12 x 8 inch Rectangular Plaque.

 

Rarity - Rare

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

'Up A Long Clovelly' Second version with the thinner frame

'Up A Long Clovelly' - Two versions side by side to show the differences such as the 'First Version' contains iron railings on both sides of the buildings, no donkey with two people walking up the hill. Also red bushes and flowers. The 'Second version' shows two donkeys one with a person, no railings, and blue shrubs and flowers (Photographs supplied by Scott C)

'Up A Long Clovelly' First version

The 'Osborne Ivorex' Clovelly Plaques

An interesting comparison between the Bossons 'Clovelly' plaques and the similar 'Osborne Ivorex' plaques of the same scene (6 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches).  

Osborne's "Clovelly High Street" which is similar to the Bossons "Down A Long Clovelly"

Osborne's "High Street Clovelly" which is similar to the Bossons "Up A Long Clovelly"

 
Coach See 'Departure (The)' and 'Arrival' (The).    
Cockington Forge, Torquay, Devon

14 inch Circular plaque. Produced 1948  to 1954. There was a 1st and 2nd Version. The horse is more centrally positioned on the 2nd version.

 

Rarity - Fairly Rare

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st Version with horse positioned to the side

2nd Version with horse more centrally positioned

2nd Version which was a complete remodelling of the 1st Version

Cockington Forge, Devon

8 x 5 inch Plaquette. Produced 1950  to 1956.

 

Rarity - Fairly Available

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Conquest of Everest

14 inch Circular plaque. Produced 1952  to 1955. Sculpted by Alice Brindley.

 

Rarity - Very Rare

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In 1953 Bossons produced a commemorative plaque and a 13inch high shelf ornament of Sir Edmund Hillary conquering Mt Everest.

Sir Edmund Hillary conquering Everest in 29th May 1953. Plaque has copy Sir Edmund Hillary signature

Conway Castle and Bridge

8 x 5 inch Plaquette. Produced 1950  to 1956.

 

Rarity - Fairly Common

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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8 x 5 inch Plaquette

 
Conway Castle and Bridge

14 inch Circular plaque. Produced 1948  to 1954. Two versions - 1st Version with trees by bridge and 2nd Version with no trees.

 

Rarity - Fairly Common

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st Version

1st Version

2nd Version (with no trees). This is a much rarer version

Conway Castle and Bridge

High Relief Pottery - 12.5 inch Circular Plaque.

See Pottery Products  

 

 
Conway Castle and Bridge (Ivorex)

Bossons Ivorex. Produced 1981  to 1992. Dimensions 11.5 x 7.5 inches.

 

Rarity - Rare

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photograph kindly supplied by Scott C in NJ

 

The equivalent Osborne Ivorex plaques. Dimensions  11 1/2 x 7 1/2 and 5 1/4 x 3 3/4 inches.

(Photographs supplied by Scott C).

Cornish Fisherman See - 'Waiting for the Tide'    
Coronation Plaque (Queen Elizabeth)

14 inch Circular plaque. Produced 1953  to 1954. Versions with green or blue shading around the centre. Also rarer red/blue version.

 

Rarity - Rare

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Green Shading          Blue Shading

The 4no mini plaques within this piece comprise of St Paul's Cathedral, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey and The Houses of Parliament

Rarer Red / Blue version

Coronation Mini Plaques

4 inch Circular Plaques. The Coronation Plaque sometimes came with 4no additional mini plaques. These Mini Plaques are rare than the 14 inch Plaque

 

Rarity - Very Rare

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crooked Spire, Chesterfield

8 x 5 inch Plaquette. Produced 1950 to 1956.

 

Rarity - Very Rare