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Foley bone china was first produced in 1872 at the Foley Pottery in Fenton, England by Wileman and Company. In 1925 Wileman and Company was reformed as Shelley Potteries. Between 1881 and 1903 the Foley potteries were sh... More »

The history of Japanese Meito China begins in 1908 with the foundation of the Nagoya Seito Sho company by Kotero Asukai. The Sumitomo Steel Corporation acquired the company during World War II and continued production th... More »

Royal Grafton Fine Bone China Company, founded by Alfred Bailey Jones in 1900, was a large, family-owned pottery prominent in Staffordshire, England. Royal Grafton produced fine chinaware for 70 years. The Grafton mark i... More »

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Royal Grafton Fine Bone China Company, founded by Alfred Bailey Jones in 1900, was a large, family-owned pottery prominent in Staffordshire, England. Royal Grafton produced fine chinaware for 70 years. The Grafton mark i... More »

Blue willow English china, also called willow ware, describes pieces of ceramic pottery with blue-on-white Chinese-styled artwork that were produced in England in the 18th century. The main theme for the designs included... More »

E. Ingraham & Company traces its origins to 1831 when Elias Ingraham opened a shop in Bristol, Connecticut. In 1841, Elias joined his brother's company Ray and Ingraham as a case maker and designer. After several name ad... More »

The New Haven Clock Company was founded by Hiram Camp and other clockmakers on Feb. 7, 1853, in New Haven, Connecticut. The company's mission was to mass produce inexpensive brass clock components for use in clocks produ... More »