This is page 1 of 3 of Peter Holland's 'Who's Who' of famous china makers in Western manufacturing.
The guide gives the reader the essential facts and also tells of the prime movers, the people who started it all and how they got going.
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.
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.
Over the years, this tray has been made by a number of Colonial Williamsburg licensees including: The Five Forks; Don Works; Victorius; and Virginia Metalcrafters. Considered one of Colonial Williamsburg's finest woodware reproductions, this rare knife or cutlery tray is faithful to the 18th Century original.The history of this firm of china manufacturers is unique.is a ceramic material made by heating materials, generally including kaolin, in a kiln to temperatures between 1,200 and 1,400 °C (2,200 and 2,600 °F).the WEDGWOOD mark is found on useful wares between 17 and on all wares produced thereafter until the sans serif version of the mark was introduced in 1929It was in 1769 that he formed two partnerships, Wedgwood and Bentley produced decorative ware with his good friend, Thomas Bentley.Their production is marked with one or the other of the several versions of the Wedgwood and Bentley mark.