Aynsley ’Cottage Garden’ square bodied bud vase $24.99
Click Here for Product Details! Aynsley ’Cottage Garden’ square bodied bud vase. Delightful small vase decorated with flowers found in a typical English country garden. Unusually shaped with a square bulbous body.
Aynsley ’Pembroke’ reproduction bowl of an 18th century design $20
Click Here for Product Details! Aynsley ’Pembroke’ reproduction bowl of an 18th century design. Lovely small footed bowl from Aynsley. Gold trimmed with elegantly curved edges and textures. This charming beauty is decorated with flowering tree branches complete with singing bird.

 Aynsley China

Aynsley is one of the best-known names in the Staffordshire Potteries, with a history reaching back to the late eighteenth century. Started in 1775  by John Aynsley in Longton England , (died in 1829) who soon developed a reputation as a master potter and a well-known decorator of creamwares and other pottery. Aynsley used local Staffordshire clay and elaborate designs created from his own engravings to gain popularity in Stoke-on-Trent. Through his efforts Aynsley China prospered. He later turned the business over to his son, James Aynsley. It was James' son, John Aynsley II who carried the company to heights the original John Aynsley could only have dreamed of.

   John II changed the company's focus from pottery to fine bone china. He altered the manufacturing process by using 50% "calcined bone ash" in his porcelain compound, forming 'bone china'. Aynsley's bone china was very strong, translucent, and exceptionally white. Using this process resulted in the  "Portland Works", a new factory, opening a short time later in Stroke-on-Trent in 1861.

   As more of Aynsley's designs became popular, Aynsley China began to build a significant reputation. Important (and influencial) people started to take notice, with Queen Victoria in particular noticing the work of the fledgling company. She commissioned Aynsley China to produce a set of ornate tableware for her personal use. Having a commission from Her Majesty, The Queen allowed Aynsley China to use the royal family seal in its logo, affirming the company's reputation, and a place in dinnerware history. (More recent commissions from royalty include gold embossed sets for Queen Elizabeth II and her son, the Prince of Wales). John II brought great success to Aynsley China and prosperity to himself. He was elected the Mayor of Longton in 1886, and immediately set to acquiring new land and funds for parks and a much-needed community hospital. He was a very kind and honest man who gave his all to his business and community. 

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   While many of today's china making processes have become mechanized, Aynsley is still known for craftsmanship and techniques for the production of china, collectibles, and giftware that are similar to those in place when the company was started. Over 850 are employed at the "Portland Works" production facility today. Aynsley China has been one of the most influential companies in the British tableware industry.

Aynsley still is a very popular tourist attraction in their factory visitor center. For more information folow this link,

http://www.information-britain.co.uk/showPlace.cfm?Place_ID=627

 

 

Aynsley lovely pale green cup and saucer decorated with a garland of roses $10.00
Click Here for Product Details! Aynsley lovely pale green cup and saucer decorated with a garland of roses. Beautifully sculpted cup and scalloped rim saucer both decorated with green garlands of various shades of pink roses around the rims. A thin gold trim highlights this classic beauty!
Aynsley graceful cup and saucer with floral design and gold trim $15
Click Here for Product Details! Aynsley graceful cup and saucer with floral design and gold trim. Lovely design of multi-coloured flowers inside and out highlighted with gold trim and a textured cup rim. Nice!
.....SOLD.....Aynsley sensuous pink teacup and saucer with dusted gold rim $10.00
Click Here for Product Details! Aynsley sensuous pink teacup and saucer with dusted gold rim. Beautiful pair by Aynsley this cup and saucer set would fit in anywhere. Gold trimmed all around the deep pink and a pedestal base cup. Lovely!
Aynsley green broadleafed vine design on a fluted cup and saucer $10.00
Click Here for Product Details! Aynsley green broadleafed vine design on a fluted cup and saucer. Lovely set featuring green broadleaves with tiny white and pink flowers. Swirl textured cup.
.....SOLD.....Aynsley stunning cup and saucer featuring gold fencing decorations $10.00
Click Here for Product Details! Aynsley stunning cup and saucer featuring gold fencing decorations. Hot pink bands near the center of the cup and the saucer are banded with gold and surrounded by a gold lattice fencing design. Wow!
Aynsley red and white gold trimmed cup and saucer $10.00
Click Here for Product Details! Aynsley red and white gold trimmed cup and saucer. Beautiful set from Aynsley featuring an unusual red glaze on the outside of the cup which appears maroon but glows a bright red under the right light. Pictures shown show the dark red with flash and bright red under incandescent light. Either way it makes a stunning combination with the pure white inside and gold trim.
Aynsley red exterior flowered interior cup and saucer $10.00
Click Here for Product Details! Aynsley red exterior flowered interior cup and saucer. The picture make this set slightly brown appearing but it is a red glazed outside. Nice spring flowers grace the interior of the cup.
Old Aynsley light green cup and saucer $10.00
Click Here for Product Details! Old Aynsley light green cup and saucer. Pale green china with lime green borders and geometric patterns around both cups and saucers as well as the gold highlighting on all rims, make for a lovely set. Marked Aynsley, bone china England the saucer is 5 1/4" in diameter and both stand slightly over 3" tall.
2 Aynsley cups and saucers white china with gold trim and gold banding $12.00
Click Here for Product Details! . A nice set of cups and saucers with pure white china decorated with wide gold bands flanked by thinner black ones for a classy effect.