Mason ware, a sturdy English pottery known as Masons Patent Ironstone China. It was first produced by C.J. Mason & Company in 1813 to provide a cheap substitute for Chinese porcelain, especially the larger vases. The decoration was a kind of chinoiserie, or hybrid Oriental.
Is Masons ironstone still made?
Masons insured continuity of its name and product when it joined the Wedgwood Group in 1973. Masons Ironstone Ltd. continues to produce finely decorated porcelain. Replacements carries an extensive array of patterns including the ever popular Vista, Denmark Blue, Christmas Village, and Regency-Plantation Colonial.
What is white ironstone?
For those of you not familiar with ironstone, it is antique pottery originally made in the United Kingdom. It was developed in the 19th century by potters in Staffordshire, England as a cheaper, mass-produced alternative to porcelain.
What is the difference between Ironstone and China?
Ironstone is not porcelain; its porous earthenware, made of clay mixed with feldspar. Called graniteware, stoneware, pearl china or feldspar china, these pieces are all considered ironstone. In the 1870s and 1880s, American potters began to manufacture their own white ware, under the name graniteware.
What Colour is ironstone?
Inspired by the purple-grey hues of distant mountains, stormy skies and the natural beauty of our coastal regions, Ironstone® has captured a new mood for COLORBOND® steel colours.