|Title:||Fine Bone China dinner set|
|Description:||I have a 8 piece dinner set of Johnson Brothers china. The design is "Castle on the Lake" Pat Number 118580 hand etiched. I also have a sugar bowl, and serving platter of the same make and year.|
|Condition:||All items are in mint condition, other than the serving platter the top glaze has started to crack a bit|
|Origin:||I inherited from my mother. The set was my 3 great grandmothers. We believe the years of possible production is correct but not positive|
|Appraised By:||Joyce Wood|
|History Of The Item:||Dinnerware for 8 with creamer, sugar, oval platter, "Castle on the Lake" pattern #118580 w, red transfer, Ironstone China,, Johnson Brothers., England", c.1883-present
"Henry , Robert, Alfred and Fred, the four brothers Johnson Brothes , founded a pottery in 1883 in Statfordshire, England. Although,begun on a small scale, it soon expanded. Its principal success was derived from earthenware tablewares that were quite successful in both England and the United States.
By 1914, the Johnson Brothers had five factories scattered throughout Hanley, Turnstall and Burslem. Some popular patterns included "Granite made for the overseas market. Green & Golden Dawn and Rose. Johnson Brothers wares originally were white ironstone. It was replaced by lighter ware known for its uncommon lightness and finish.
Johnson Brothers became part of the Wedgewood Group in 1968."
Maintain in a clean dry place. If stacking, be sure to put something between each item to avoid scatching. If displayed be sure to dust lightly regularly. Do not put in dishwasher. hand wash with a very gentle dish soap and soft cloth. Be sure items are completely dry. Use a soft towel.
|Research Sources:||Warman's English & Continental Pottery & Porcelain, 3rd Edition,, Susan and Al Bagdade, 1998.
"ref. Mary J. Finegan, Johnson Brothers Dinnerware, Marefine Antiques, 1993"
Garage Sale Flea Market Annual 14th Edition, Collector Book, Schroeder Publishing Co,Inc. 2006
Kovel Dictionary of Marks, 1850 to Present, Ralph and Terry Kovel
Schroeder's Antiques Price Guide, 24th Edition, 2006
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