Three brown and white square ironstone side or tea plates from Johnson Brothers which depict 'The Road to Windsor Castle'. They belong to the Old Britain Castles series
The firm Johnson Brothers is associated with two award winning patterns, one of which is Old Britain Castles and the other is the Heritage range which included the pattern Eternal Beau, which is the most popular earthenware pattern of all time !
The castles were engraved in 1928 by Miss Fennel, daughter of a master engraver. 45 different castles appear on the various pieces. The pattern Old Britain Castles has been in production since 1930.
The company’s name stems from the names of the company’s founders, the four Johnson Brothers, Alfred, Frederick, (who started the company in 1883) and Henry and Robert who joined five years later. Their father was married to the daughter of another famous master potter, Alfred Meakin. The business was located at the Charles Street Works in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent.
The company joined the Wedgwood Group in 1968 and finally stopped production in Britain in 2003 when Wedgwood transferred production to China with the loss of 1,000 jobs.
Approximate dimensions : 6 inches | 150mm
In excellent vintage condition.
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