These vintage Johnson Brothers Olde English Countryside soup bowls would be a nice addition to any table setting. It has a brown transferware design with hand painted accents in blue, yellow, green and pink.
The Johnson Brothers were a British tableware and exporter of semi-porcelain tableware. The company began in 1883 with brothers Alfred and Frederick Johnson as owners. They specialized in durable earthenware which was called "White Granite". There was rapid expansion with the popularity of the production and in 1888 brother Henry joined the company. At this time, they began the production of transferware, which the company would become famous for. In 1896, the fourth brother, Robert joined the group. He relocated to New York City to manage the Johnson Brothers rapid expansion into the North American Market. In 1968, due to economics the company joined the Wedgewood group. They continued with their designs and in 1970 won the prestigious royal warrants of Queen Elizabeth and the Queen Mother. In 2003 manufacturing ceased in Britain.
The bowls measures 7" in diameter and are 1 5/8" deep. It has a beautiful scene of the countryside with the accents of blue, yellow, green and pink. It is in good vintage condition with no scratches of chips. There is some crazing on the bottom of one of the bowls.
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Johnson Brothers Olde English Countryside Soup Bowls