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Authentically English! Ruche by Brice Oldfield

As I have so often indicated, Royal Crown Derby is probably my favorite manufacturer of fine china!  With a 260 year history, Royal Crown Derby has amassed a wealth of designs, offering a variety of styles.  Recently the company has … Continue reading

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China for a Diamond Jubilee!

  Queen Elizabeth II Coronation 2 June 1953 In 2012, HM Queen Elizabeth II will celebrate her Diamond Jubilee.  Sixty years on the throne!  Buckingham Palace announced some exciting news in the world of china this week.  To commemerate The … Continue reading

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Strathmore Ironstone

As I mentioned yesterday, I’m bringing an entire series of posts to the blog centered around the Strathmore Blue pattern from Mason’s Ironstone China.  I love this early twentieth century English pattern.  If you’re interested in collecting Stratmore Blue, here … Continue reading

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English Ironstone China

Ironstone china was patented in England in 1813 by Charles James Mason.  This began the long illustrious history of Mason’s Ironstone China.  A component used in the production of this china is ironstone, a sedimentary rock.  Mason’s may have begun … Continue reading

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