Johnson Brothers dinnerware originally came from a British company operated by four brothers which was founded in 1883. In 1968, the company became part of the Wedgwood Group, the producer of Wedgwood dinnerware, Royal Doulton and Waterford Crystal.
These companies are well-known for manufacturing high-quality English china and tableware with operations in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Recently, the production of Johnson Brothers was moved to China.
The brothers originally started out producing white ware which gained them a reputation for manufacturing superior tableware. Then they introduced a range of earthenware that was a lot like fine china, but more durable. This was known as semi-porcelain dinnerware which quickly gained popularity because its durability and comparatively low cost when compared to china.
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I have set of Johnson Brothers dinnerware, but I noticed that your list doesn't include the pattern I have. It's called "Old flower Prints". I can't …
My Transferware Collection
I have a collection of Johnson Bros old British Castles, and Old Irish Castles (red/pink and white). I also have a collection of blue and white Wedgewood …
THE FRIENDLY VILLAGE-- A GARAGE SALERS DREAM
I HAD NEVER HEARD OF THE FRIENDLY VILLAGE DINNERWARE UNTIL I FOUND A REMARKABLE FIND AT A LOCAL GARAGE SALE. THERE SITTING IN A TATTERED BOX UNDER THE …
Over the years, the company has produced several patterns that many collectors value. These include:
I doubt that this is all of the patterns produced by the Johnson Brothers; after all, they have been making dinnerware for well over a century. I encourage you to share your knowledge, stories and pictures about Johnson Brothers dinnerware.
I have the Friendly Village pattern and I love it! What is original about many sets produced by this company is that the pattern differs from piece to piece.
My dinner plates have different sceneries than my saucers, cups, bowls, etc. I really like that. It gives the dinnerware some character.