Use this convenient search box to find the listing if you know the name or have a pottery mark which you can describe:- Now part of the Wedgwood group, William Adams founded the company in 1769 in Staffordshire, England.
The family, now famous for Adams Ironstone, were potters from the earliest day of the history of the Stoke potteries, going back to the 17th Century.
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In the 1960s, the Orchard Gold design was introduced, to overcome the cost of the handpainting process.
It was at this time that the name "Orchard Gold" was given, to avoid confusion with the earlier handpainted pieces.
Yes, you love it, but how confusing is it to find out how old your favourite Aynsley china item is?
THE MARKS Aynsley have changed their marks many times over their 200-plus year history. In the late 1800s (from about 1860) the name AYNSLEY was impressed in the base of some pieces.
hotographs in this table of marks, unless otherwise noted, are those that were made by us from actual pieces we currently own or have owned in the past; this table also includes photographs that have been contributed to us by our many viewers.
By your submission, you are granting us permission to publish your pictures, information, and questions should we so choose and as we so choose, whether in this format or other published formats by Sharon Dickinson, unless you state otherwise at the time of your submission.A number was printed (not handwritten) below the backstamp, starting from 1 in 1925, and continuing until the late 1950s. To determine the year, add the printed number to 1924 - eg 1924 1 = 1925; 1924 23 = 1947; 1924 30 = 1954.In the 1960s the backstamp colour was changed to blue, although there are some pieces which have marks in pink, or black, or in the same colour as the china. ORCHARD GOLD AND FRUIT PATTERNS There is sometimes confusion about the age of the well-known fruit design.Fine china manufacturers A - F (alphabetical listings).This is page 1 of 3 of Peter Holland's 'Who's Who' of famous china makers in Western manufacturing.As china manufacturers they were said to rival Josiah Wedgwood for ceramic development and quality - known especially for Adams Ironstone but also made earthenwares, Parian, creamware, and Jasper wares. see Aynsley England Bone China page Founded 1859 in Beleek, N. Bloomfield was the local landowner who owned the village of Belleek.