The tureen is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks or crazing - please refer to the pictures or ask questions. Actual color may differ from the photo due to lighting conditions. Just imagine your special table set with these beautiful pieces. A party makes an elegant statement when set with antique porcelain. Johnson Brothers was formed in 1882 by two of the four brothers, Alfred and Frederick, after purchasing the defunct Charles Street Works factory.
Their story began earlier as they were Grandsons to the famous Meakin lineage and shared a heritage in the production of fine dinnerware. The brothers worked on building a solid reputation for their white ware which they called "White Granite" (many early pieces were marked as "semi-porcelain"). It is a durable earthenware that had the look of fine china but was tough and chip resistant like ironstone. By 1888 a third brother, Henry, joined the firm and they began production of transfer ware, which the company would become famous for.
Sometime around 1896 the fourth of the Johnson Brothers, Robert, joined the company and relocated to the United States to further establish a presence in the emerging tableware market. Americans happily filled their cupboards with Johnson Brothers' tableware because not only were the patterns attractive, but the product itself was both durable and very affordable.By 1898 the brothers had a total of five working factories all producing tableware, the original Charles Street Works and Imperial Works, Hanley Works, Trent Works and the Scotia Road Works in Tunstall. Johnson Brothers gained Royal Warrants from Queen Elizabeth II and the Queen Mother. During the 1950's award winning designs such as Old Britain Castles and Historic America became popular (and still are).
And led to the company being awarded with the Queen's Award to Industry, not once but twice, for their contributions to the British economy. Check out my other items.
Be sure to add me to your favourites list. The item "Johnson Brothers Friendly Village Soup Vegetable Tureen England Covered Bridge" is in sale since Friday, June 14, 2019. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Pottery & China\China & Dinnerware\Johnson Brothers". The seller is "retro_saloon23" and is located in Ontario.This item can be shipped worldwide.