Aynsley backstamp dating
John Aynsley’s son James continued the family business with limited success, and not much is known about him except that he died in 1841 and that his second eldest child entered the pottery trade around the same time.To add confusion, the original John Aynsley’s grandson was also named John Aynsley.It will focus on Aynsley china, including a history of the company and an overview of several desirable artists who painted for Aynsley and who’s work often turns up in the marketplace.The Aynsley brand was established by John Aynsley (I) in 1775, in a small workshop in Longton, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.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.
Arriving at the height of the Great Depression, Tulip was no doubt an expensive luxury inaccessible to the average family and as such remains elusive to this day.
From its initial development right up to the latter part of the 20th century, bone china was almost exclusively an English product and its production was effectively localised to the area around Stoke-on-Trent.
Most major English firms made (or still make) bone china, including Mintons, Coalport, Spode, Royal Crown Derby, Royal Doulton, Wedgwood, Worcester, and many others.
This Tulip tea service, finished in green, was offered for auction in Glasgow in 2015.
Scarcely seen as a set, this pattern is highly desirable and is often described with reference to the butterfly handles (as opposed to the pattern name) when offered for sale.
Although it is widely recognized that the fine china market has taken a hard hit in recent years, two brands remain particularly popular for their lasting designs and excellent quality.