Because the body and glaze of this “china” ware was made out of the same substance in different stages of decay, the firing process created a hard product that was impervious to liquids and resistant to scratching.
Europeans coveted this imported china dinnerware, and struggled to figure out how to make it, creating lower-quality soft-paste porcelain out of various materials.
The roots of Royal Worcester date to 1751, when a group of 14 English businessmen, including Dr.
With the increasing use of ceramic marks in the 19th century, a large proportion of European pottery and porcelain can be accurately identified and often dated.eramic marks are applied in four basic ways: incised, impressed, painted, printed.Printed marks incorporating the Royal Arms are of 19th or 20th century date.Printed marks incorporating the name of the pattern are subsequent to 1810.Herbert was the eldest son of John, who founded the well-known firm of John Aynsley & Sons.He had gained much experience in the manufacture of good quality china, having been in business with his father for many years. In 1907 Herbert Aynsley's youngest daughter married Hugh Irving, who was a sales representative for the Rubian Art Pottery Ltd in Longton.