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Doris, Antiques Appraiser
Category: Antiques
Satisfied Customers: 9938
Experience:  Antiques store owner 10+yrs.Best of City Two Years. Collector 56+yrs.USPAP compliant. Member AOA.Founded part of antiques, silver & art collection at local museum.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Doris replied 1 year ago.

Hello and welcome! My name is Doris.
I have been an antiques collector, dealer and appraiser for over 56 years.
I will be pleased to help you.

Please send me a photo of the marks on the bottom.

You may need to use the macro function (flower icon) of your camera to get a good clear photo of the marks.

If you cannot get a good photo, then sketch the marks and take a photo of the sketch.

To send photos you may use the "attach" or "add" link or "paper clip" you see on your reply page.

Kind regards,


Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Sorry I am a new comer to this and do not have a camera to take photos. It is a crown above a round ball with James Kent written across the middle of the ball then underneath OLD FOLEY Made in England 2.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I do not want to telephone you, but now find that I cannot send the details to lyou.
Expert:  Doris replied 1 year ago.

I do not take additional services like phone calls anyway.

I will use the information you gave me to determine date of your jug.

I should be back in 30 minutes.

Kind regards,


Expert:  Doris replied 1 year ago.

James Kent Of Old Foley Potteries are located in Longton, Staffordshire, UK. It was founded in 1897.

The mark for James Kent Old Foley that you describe dates 1970 to the present.

I do not know the size of your jug. I chose the 8oz and 32oz sizes.

If your jug has a different capacity, let me know.

The 8oz jug has a retail vintage store value of $26-40.

The 32oz jug has a retail vintage store value of $36-50.

A private seller to a dealer can expect 30-60% of retail value.

I hope I have helped you.

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Kind regards.


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Thank you.

Expert:  Doris replied 1 year ago.

I note you are in Australia where the metric system is used.

8oz = 237ml

32oz = 946ml

Please consider a positive rating. It is the only way I am compensated for my work. It costs you nothing extra.

Kind regards,


Expert:  Doris replied 1 year ago.

Hi there!

I'm just following up with you to see how everything is going. Did my answer help?

Let me know,