Johnson Brothers China
Johnson Brothers china has been known for its high quality and classic designs since its founding in Stoke-on-Trent, England in 1883. The most popular designs are colorful, detailed scenes from engravings which capture everything from the country villages in Johnson Brothers Friendly Village, and from the classic Johnson Brothers Old Britain Castle collection to the all white Johnson Brothers Regency pattern. Popular in the U.S. since the early 20th century, Johnson Brothers dinnerware - made of earthenware that has the look of fine china but the durability of ironstone- is freezer, microwave, oven and dishwasher safe. GiftCollector has offered a wide range of Johnson Bros china and serving pieces on sale since 1968.
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Alfred, Fredrick, and Henry were the original Johnson Brothers who founded the company in 1883 that still bears their name. The brothers built their early reputation by producing durable earthenware they called “white granite.” The company changed dramatically when they developed a product known as “semi-porcelain,” earthenware that combined the virtues of fine china and the durability of ironstone. Johnson Brothers china and dinnerware became popular in the United States because of its durability and low cost. Robert Johnson actually moved to the U.S. in 1889 to develop the business here.
Both World Wars had major effects on the Johnson Bros sales and manufacturing facilities, but throughout it all the company kept producing high quality, moderately priced award winning designs. In the 1950s the company was twice awarded the Queen’s Award to Industry.
In 1968 Johnson Brothers china and several other English china manufacturers joined the Wedgwood Group, and in 2003 most Johnson Brothers china, dinnerware and serving pieces began being manufactured in China to the company’s exacting design and quality standards. This has allowed their products to remain available at very affordable prices, and GiftColelctor is proud to offer such a great Johnson Brothers sale! References: Wikipedia and Johnson Brothers Classic English Dinnerware by Bob Page, Dale Frederiksen.