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  LaVonne Smith has been in the antiques business in Orange County for about 24 years at various locations in Orange County. For three of those years she, also, exhibited at several of the premier antique shows in Pasadena, Del Mar, San Diego and Orange County. LaVonne concentrates on nineteenth century English Staffordshire ceramics and English decorative arts. She has written several articles about flow blue and has given many lectures to antique clubs and collector groups. Also, she was invited to give two half-hour presentations, one on flow blue and one on blue willow, on a local television station.

Her personal collection of flow blue and early blue and white transferware is extensive, and is comprised of many early and rare tea and dinnerware items. The flow blue pattern she collects is AMOY made by Davenport during the 1840's as well as other early patterns. Annually, she hosts a tea in the rose garden of her home in Corona Del Mar where she invites fellow collectors and devotees to enjoy a talk and also to use these wares. Her current business location is at the Lake Forest Antique Mall in Lake Forest, CA (949) 597-1199. Always happy to be consulted about flow blue, she may be reached online at lavonne@englishstaffordshire.com or by fax at 949-640-5751.

Staffordshire Presentations:

LaVonne is available for Staffordshire presentations in the Southern CA area. She has lectured to antique collector clubs, women's social clubs and also for a fundraiser for the "Humanities Out There" program developed by the University of California, Irvine, School of Humanities. Presentations last about 45-60 minutes including time for questions and answers.

  • Historical overview of Staffordshire potteries
  • Evolution of flow blue production
  • Time- frame of flow blue wares
  • Examples from each time period
  • Dating information and pricing informationn
  • Questions

    Blue Willow, Blue and White Transferwares and Staffordshire Figurines are also subjects for her presentations.

    Showroom Location
    23222 Lake Center Drive
    Lake Forest, CA  92630
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    Questions & Appraisals
     949-640-5751 (fax)

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