This Rare Antique English Tea Pot made by famous Johnson Brothers is over 120 years of age (Circa 1800s) is reluctantly offered for sale. It has a presentable condition given the age of its fine porcelain. When Johnson Brothers was founded in 1883 by Frederick and Alfred Johnson, two grandsons of the founders of the renowned English pottery, J. Meakin, the goal for their Staffordshire pottery was to produce an earthenware called "White Granite, " which is marked on many early pieces as SEMI PORCELAIN.
The Johnson Brothers, sometimes abbreviated to Johnson Bros, felt it was a great material for dinnerware because it looked and felt like china but was as tough as ironstone. As it turned out, though, White Granite would not be the product for which Johnson Brothers would become best known. By 1888, Frederick and Alfred's elder brother, Henry, had joined the company, which produced its wares in a factory called the Charles Street Works in Stoke-on-Trent, as well as at two other facilities nearby. By the end of the century, the family's fourth brother, Robert, joined his siblings from a satellite office in New York, the number of Johnson Brothers potteries would climb to five (the original Charles Street Works plus the Imperial Works, Hanley Works, Trent Works, and the Scotia Road Works in Tunstall), and the ware for which the firm would become most famous, transferware, would be added to the line.This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Decorative Cookware, Dinnerware & Serveware\Tea & Coffee Pots". The seller is "everygiftstore" and is located in this country: AU. This item can be shipped worldwide.