Vintage 12-Piece Staffordshire Gardens China Dessert Set, Made for Tiffany & Company (NY) by Johnson Brothers (England)

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Vintage 12-Piece Staffordshire Gardens China Dessert Set, Made for Tiffany & Company (NY) by Johnson Brothers (England)

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Vintage from before 2000

Materials

Tiffany and Company, Johnson Brothers, Staffordshire Gardens, English China, Vintage China, Semi Porcelain, China Dessert Set, Fruit Decorated Cup, Fruit Decorated Plate, Strawberries Plate, Cherries Plate, Blackberries Plate, Raspberries Plate

This is an elegant vintage 12-piece china dessert set that was made for Tiffany & Company (of New York), the retailer that specializes in selling luxury jewelry, china, and other small items. It was made by the Johnson Brothers pottery company (of Staffordshire, England). There are 4 cups, 4 saucers, and 4 dessert plates. Each cup is white, has a green border around its rim, and has a body that is decorated with bunches of 3 types of fruit (ie: strawberries, cherries, and blackberries) that are on green vines/stems. The saucers are white, with green borders around their rims. Each dessert plate is white, has a green border around its rim, and has a different fruit decoration ‘in its center’. One has strawberries, one has cherries, one has blackberries, and one has raspberries. The fruit images on these pieces are likely transfer-printed, because that is the type of images that Johnson Brother was well-known for creating. Although these pieces could be porcelain, they are likely semi-porcelain (which is a product that has the characteristics of fine china, but has the durability of ironstoneware), because semi-porcelain is the type of material that Johnson Brothers was known to use. Every piece of this set has a mark on its underside that indicates that it was made by Johnson Brothers (in England), for Tiffany & Company, and that it is from the Staffordshire Gardens line. I believe, but am not 100% sure, that this set was made circa 1980.

In 1883, brothers Alfred and Frederick Johnson founded a pottery factory in Hanley, Staffordshire, England. By the turn of the 20th Century, this tableware manufacturer was one of the world's largest pottery factories. It initially specialised in the manufacture of durable earthenware. It later developed a product known as ‘semi-porcelain’, which had the characteristics of fine china and the durability of ironstoneware. Johnson Brothers’ products were heavily exported to the United States, where customers appreciated the company’s high quality designs, durable products, and low cost products. The company continued its growth in the tableware industry, throughout much of the first half of the 20th century. During World War II, its china production was nearly halted and shipments to the United States became sporadic. During the post-war period, there was a major overhaul of Johnson Brothers’ equipment and facilities. By the late 1960s, changes in popular taste, rising competition, and spiralling production costs led the company to halt further expansion. To remain competitive, in 1968 Johnson Brothers became a part of the Irish Waterford-Wedgwood Group, which was a luxury brands group that included the Waterford Crystal company and the Wedgwood Pottery company and that specialised in the manufacture of high quality china, porcelain, and glass. In 2003, Johnson Brothers began manufacturing its products in China, where production costs were low. The mark on the Chinese-made Johnson Brothers products read ‘England 1883’. In 2015, the Waterford-Wedgwood Group was acquired by the Finnish Fiskars home products company, which decided to discontinue making Johnson Brothers products. Despite the upheaval in the company, in the latter part of the 20th Century, Johnson Brothers products remained high-quality. By 1970, the company had obtained the Royal Charter to become the official provider of china for Queen Elizabeth II. Throughout Johnson Brothers' history, more than 1300 china patterns were created.

Each cup is about 4 1/8 inches wide (including the handle) by 2 3/4 inches high. Each saucer has a diameter of 5 1/2 inches. Each dessert plate has a diameter of 7 3/4 inches.

These items are in very good condition, with no chips, cracks, crazing, or stains. They look like they have never been used.

RETURNS AND REFUNDS

Please read the description and view the images, which are a part of the description. I will not accept a return, unless I made a material misstatement in describing the item or failed to disclose significant damage. In such an instance, if I am contacted within 4 days of the receipt of the item, I agree to accept a return, and the item is returned to me within 10 days of the receipt, I will provide a full refund and will also reimburse the buyer for reasonable return shipping costs (for which the method of return has been agreed upon, before the item is returned). If an item is damaged during the initial shipping, the buyer is responsible for communicating with (and submitting paperwork and proof of damage to) the shipper, so that a refund can be obtained. I will assist the buyer with obtaining compensation for the damaged shipment, to the extent that I am able to.
This is an elegant vintage 12-piece china dessert set that was made for Tiffany & Company (of New York), the retailer that specializes in selling luxury jewelry, china, and other small items. It was made by the Johnson Brothers pottery company (of Staffordshire, England). There are 4 cups, 4 saucers, and 4 dessert plates. Each cup is white, has a green border around its rim, and has a body that is decorated with bunches of 3 types of fruit (ie: strawberries, cherries, and blackberries) that are on green vines/stems. The saucers are white, with green borders around their rims. Each dessert plate is white, has a green border around its rim, and has a different fruit decoration ‘in its center’. One has strawberries, one has cherries, one has blackberries, and one has raspberries. The fruit images on these pieces are likely transfer-printed, because that is the type of images that Johnson Brother was well-known for creating. Although these pieces could be porcelain, they are likely semi-porcelain (which is a product that has the characteristics of fine china, but has the durability of ironstoneware), because semi-porcelain is the type of material that Johnson Brothers was known to use. Every piece of this set has a mark on its underside that indicates that it was made by Johnson Brothers (in England), for Tiffany & Company, and that it is from the Staffordshire Gardens line. I believe, but am not 100% sure, that this set was made circa 1980.

In 1883, brothers Alfred and Frederick Johnson founded a pottery factory in Hanley, Staffordshire, England. By the turn of the 20th Century, this tableware manufacturer was one of the world's largest pottery factories. It initially specialised in the manufacture of durable earthenware. It later developed a product known as ‘semi-porcelain’, which had the characteristics of fine china and the durability of ironstoneware. Johnson Brothers’ products were heavily exported to the United States, where customers appreciated the company’s high quality designs, durable products, and low cost products. The company continued its growth in the tableware industry, throughout much of the first half of the 20th century. During World War II, its china production was nearly halted and shipments to the United States became sporadic. During the post-war period, there was a major overhaul of Johnson Brothers’ equipment and facilities. By the late 1960s, changes in popular taste, rising competition, and spiralling production costs led the company to halt further expansion. To remain competitive, in 1968 Johnson Brothers became a part of the Irish Waterford-Wedgwood Group, which was a luxury brands group that included the Waterford Crystal company and the Wedgwood Pottery company and that specialised in the manufacture of high quality china, porcelain, and glass. In 2003, Johnson Brothers began manufacturing its products in China, where production costs were low. The mark on the Chinese-made Johnson Brothers products read ‘England 1883’. In 2015, the Waterford-Wedgwood Group was acquired by the Finnish Fiskars home products company, which decided to discontinue making Johnson Brothers products. Despite the upheaval in the company, in the latter part of the 20th Century, Johnson Brothers products remained high-quality. By 1970, the company had obtained the Royal Charter to become the official provider of china for Queen Elizabeth II. Throughout Johnson Brothers' history, more than 1300 china patterns were created.

Each cup is about 4 1/8 inches wide (including the handle) by 2 3/4 inches high. Each saucer has a diameter of 5 1/2 inches. Each dessert plate has a diameter of 7 3/4 inches.

These items are in very good condition, with no chips, cracks, crazing, or stains. They look like they have never been used.

RETURNS AND REFUNDS

Please read the description and view the images, which are a part of the description. I will not accept a return, unless I made a material misstatement in describing the item or failed to disclose significant damage. In such an instance, if I am contacted within 4 days of the receipt of the item, I agree to accept a return, and the item is returned to me within 10 days of the receipt, I will provide a full refund and will also reimburse the buyer for reasonable return shipping costs (for which the method of return has been agreed upon, before the item is returned). If an item is damaged during the initial shipping, the buyer is responsible for communicating with (and submitting paperwork and proof of damage to) the shipper, so that a refund can be obtained. I will assist the buyer with obtaining compensation for the damaged shipment, to the extent that I am able to.

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