More on Bone China Teawares — Part II

Just as there are many manufacturers of fine bone china, as shown in Part I, there are also hundreds of patterns, some more popular than others. Each can convey an atmosphere from one reminiscent of those Buckingham Palace tea times in the days of Queen Victoria to more modern styles. Some Pattern Names to Note …

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Royal Albert Roses for Your Table

One of the most sought after and exquisite china lines is Royal Albert. Their beauty and fine detailing bring a real aesthetic to any table. Founded around 1896 by Thomas Clark Wild in Longton, Stoke-on-Trent, England, and trading under the name “Royal Albert,” the company specialized in creating bone china tea and breakfast sets with …

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Royal Doulton by Wedgwood

Since the founding of the Wedgwood company by Josiah Wedgwood in 1759, the company has been dedicated to creating the finest quality teawares and more. The company grew over the years and started acquiring other potteries and forming strategic partnerships. Today, Wedgwood is part of Waterford Wedgwood Royal Doulton (WWRD). The Royal Doulton founder began …

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Fine Bone China : Humble Beginnings

Josiah Spode came from humble beginnings while growing up in England, and was at the tender age of six-years-old when he lost his father. Little Josiah watched his father being buried in a pauper’s grave; a basic burial with no frills or even a headstone, given to poor people of that era who couldn’t afford …

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The History of Tea Drinking: An English Tradition

Growing up in England, the ceremonious making and imbibing of pots of tea was practiced not only because it was the traditional beverage and drunk at every given opportunity, but it was also offered to guests by the host as common courtesy on entering the home. As well as being an established part of social …

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