A good Royal Worcester large tureen, cover and stand with fruit decoration by John Smith. A good original set with all pieces signed HH Price and with date codes for 1925.
Perfect original condition, no damages or restoration. All over decoration, the cream and sugar with gilded interiors.
They let firms like Spode and Rockingham do the pioneering work. Many of the old antique bone china making firms have not survived to the current day.
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The two world wars and communism had a dramatic effect on the factories.
Raw materials and trade were disrupted during the wars, the Jewish owned businesses were taken over by the Third Reich and after 1945 Eastern Germany came under Russian control.
It wasn't until the latter part of the 1800's that the majority of the makers listed below learned how to use bone china for serious production.
Wedgwood, being very cautious about luxury porcelains, chose not to go into bone china at first.
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Bone china is a very pure white (whiter than standard European porcelain) and can be cast so thin as to be translucent, yet is still surprisingly chip resistant compared with lesser crockery like ironstone and earthenware.