Learn about Aynsley China

Aynsley China Ltd. is a British manufacturer of bone china tableware, giftware, handpainted figurines and animals and commemorative items. 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.

Commemorative wares to mark Royal occasions were popular line of the company, reaching their peak with the Aynsley designed dinner service being selected from 15 entries by Princess Elizabeth for her wedding. The design was then marketed commercially as the 'Windsor" pattern.

The company's profitability from sales of its tableware, giftware and commemorative items made it a desirable acquisition and in 1970 John Aynsley and Sons was taken over by Waterford and renamed Aynsley China Ltd.

In 1987 there was a management buyout of Aynsley China Ltd. and then in May 1997, Aynsley China was acquired by The Belleek Pottery Group of Ireland.

Due to rising costs at its Sutherland Road factory, and falling sales, the company closed its Stoke-on-Trent factory in December 2014 ending 239 years of manufacture in Staffordshire. more...

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An Aynsley bone china G. Bentley cobalt blue gilt flowers cabinet plate, hand painted circa 1938, no. 7494. Diameter 27 cm

An Aynsley bone china G. Bentley red and gilt flowers cabinet plate, hand painted circa 1938, no. 7485. Diameter 27 cm

Two cabinet plates, Aynsley and Kyneton Australia. The Aynsley plate with a central fruit roundel surrounded by a richly engraved gilt surround, with ornamental ivory petals; and a Kyneton Australia plate decorated with an allover design of fruits and Aust

A sixteen piece Aynsley 'Orchard gold' tea service. Later 20th century, pattern C 746, with signatures of D Jones in image, comprising four generous cups with associated saucers and side plates, a larger cake plate and a teapot with creamer and sug

A tazza and a footed bowl by Aynsley. Later 20th century, patterns D 1013 and 7456, with signatures of D Jones in image. The fluted tazza with a flaring pedestal decorated with an 'Orchard gold' transfer design of peaches, plums and bramble berries

Six Aynsley trios decorated with fruit together with a cabinet plate

Large Aynsley penguin with chick, height: approx 24.5 cm

Six Aynsley coffee cups and saucers, with hand painted floral decoration (one cup A/F)

Aynsley 19 piece part tea service, comprising 5 cups, 6 saucers, 6 plates, sugar and serving plate

Aynsley cabinet plate, gilded claret ground and garlands

A George V cased Aynsley porcelain sterling silver mounted set of 6 demitasse coffee cups and saucers by Charles S Green &. Co Ltd, Birmingham 1930

Six various English trios together with 4 other cups & saucers sets, including Aynsley

Aynsley signed Burrows footed dish hand painted with floral design, 12.8 cm diameter

An Aynsley tea set, comprising six each tea cups, saucers and plates, six demitasse and five saucers, a milk jug, cream jug and sugar bowl

Six sterling silver coffee holders hallmarked London 1933, with 5 Aynsley coffee cans and 6 saucers in a lilac colour with gilt rims to cups

Part Aynsley floral and gilt tea set comprising of 4 cups, 4 saucers, 4 plates, together with a sugar and creamer

Part Aynsley teaset comprising 5 trios, cake plate, sugar & creamer (i cup a/f)

Aynsley 'Pembroke' vase,butter dish, and knife, Height 20 cm approx

A George V cased Aynsley porcelain sterling silver mounted set of 6 demitasse coffee cups and saucers by Charles S Green & Co Ltd, Birmingham 1930

Twenty one piece Aynsley teaset, comprising 6 cups, saucers and plates, sugar and creamer together with a cake plate

Aynsley 21 piece tea set, comprising, cake plate, sugar bowl & milk jug & 6 trios

Aynsley Ltd edition diamond 2001 porcelain vase meaures 22 cm high

21 piece Aynsley tea set. Setting for 6, cake plate, sugar bowl & cream jug. Red rose decoration on pale green ground.

Aynsley twenty one piece teaset comprising of 6 cups, 6 saucers, 6 plates, a cake plate, sugar and creamer (1 cup A/F)

An Aynsley floral decorated cabinet plate. 27 cm diameter.

Aynsley fruit large vase, together with matching small comport

Six Aynsley gilt coffee cups and saucers together with two Victorian gilt and rose decorated coffee cups and saucers

Aynsley 'Pembroke' set of 6 coffee cups & saucers in original box

Two Aynsley bone china 'Orchard Gold' wares, a covered vase and small vase, circa 1970s, both with transfer designs of late summer fruits and vines in autumnal shades upon an ochre ground, the covered vase of urn form with a pedestal foot and pierced handl

Boxed 12 piece Aynsley coffee set. Blossom decoration. 'Summertime' pattern.

Aynsley china teaset comprising 7 trios, milk jug, sugar bowl & sandwich plate with extra trio & spare saucer & side plate

Part Aynsley teaset, Floral basket pattern to include four cups (one AF), six saucers, five plates,sugar/creamer and a cake plate

Aynsley cabinet plate with heavily gilded border and floral centre

Vintage Aynsley lustre vase, decorated with butterflies, 13.5 cm high

An Aynsley 'The Fox' limited edition bowl, 12/50, hand painted by J. Shaw; circular shape raised on small foot, the interior painted with a fox in a landscape. Diameter 26 cm