Johnson Bros Bread Plates, Olde English Countryside, Bread and Butter Plates, Set of 5, Brown Transferware, 6 Inch
A wonderful set of five bread and butter plates by Johnson Bros. The pattern is called Olde English Countryside and consists of country scenes with a touch of blue, green, red, and yellow added. What a great way to add a touch of the past to your table, buffet, or sideboard.
The company's name derives from the names of the company's founders. The four original "Johnson Brothers" were Alfred, Frederick, Henry, and Robert. In 1883, Alfred and Frederick Johnson began production at a defunct pottery, known as the Charles Street Works, that they had purchased at a bankruptcy sale in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent. At first, they specialized in the manufacture of durable earthenware, which they called "White Granite". The success of this venture led to rapid expansion. Having established a solid reputation producing basic “whiteware”, the company developed a product known as "semi-porcelain", a range of pottery that had the characteristics of fine china, but the durability of iron stoneware. This kind of tableware soon became very popular in the United States. Johnson Brothers continued its growth in the tableware industry throughout the first half of the 20th century. The late 1960s saw changing popular taste, rising competition and spiraling production costs which led Johnson Brothers to curtail further expansion. In 1968, in order to remain competitive, Johnson Brothers joined the Wedgwood Group.
6¼ inches in diameter
These plates are in excellent condition. There are no chips, cracks, and crazing.
A great gift for a housewarming, hostess, wedding, or special occasion.
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