Splendid porcelain tableware service Aynsley Wilton, England 1920-1930.
Complete set for 10 persons which includes:
10 large plates of 25.5cm in diameter.
10 medium plates of 20.5cm in diameter.
10 bread plates of 15.5cm in diameter.
10 ramekins of 12.5cm in diameter.
10 fruit cups of 11.5cm in diameter and 8 saucers of 16cm in diameter.
10 teacups of 9.5cm in diameter and 8 saucers of 14cm in diameter.
1 large serving plate 38cm long and 30cm wide.
1 medium serving plate of 28.5cm long and 22cm wide.
1 ladle rest 19.5cm long and 13 cm wide.
1 saucière 10cm high, 21cm long and 7.5cm wide.
1 soup bowl of 26.5cm high, 26.5cm long and 21cm wide.
The company was founded in 1775 by John Aynsley in Lane End, Longton, Staffordshire. In 1861 his grandson John Aynsley built the historic Portland Works on Sutherland Road, Longton Staffordshire. The company's profitability made it a desirable acquisition. In 1970 John Aynsley and Sons was taken over by Waterford and renamed Aynsley China Ltd. In 1987 Waterford sold the company in order to focus the group's fine china sales on the worldwide Wedgwood brand.
In May 1997, Aynsley China was acquired by The Belleek Pottery Group in Ireland. The company closed its Stoke-on-Trent factory in September 2014.