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Although produced in France, Germany, Hungary, and other places, fine bone china is in many ways as quintessentially British as Earl Grey tea and fluffy English scones.

Ceramics have been produced on the British Isles since prehistoric times, although the fine white porcelain we now associate with England were not developed until the mid 18 century.

Two Staffordshire potters and entrepreneurs, Josiah Wedgwood and Thomas Whieldon, produced a cream colored lead-glazed earthenware, which became known by 1765 as Queen’s Ware.

The Tulip shape, one of Aynsley’s most popular patterns, was released in 1931 and was even ordered by Queen Mary.Aynsley China is now synonymous with fine bone china and elegance, yet before we get into the intriguing life this brand has went through we should start from the beginning.When one hears the term “fine china”, we generally picture thin, snowy white porcelain with intricately painted or printed designs.It is somewhat ironic then, that such little information about either company is readily available.This article seeks to remedy that deficiency, compiling what is already available on the internet with the writer’s own experience in the area.

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