Dating johnson brothers chintz china
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Due to the increased demand for pottery after the Civil War, they opened up two new factories in Hanley close to their original factory.
By 1898, they had five different factories producing tableware.
The bottoms of those purchased off e Bay have a green mailbox and read The Friendly Village by Johnson Bros. The designs are not applied evenly to edges and the colors are blurred. Some of the newer pieces are made in china and also could be factory seconds what you would typically find in a factory outlet store.
I bought a few replacement pieces from e Bay and they appear to be cheap reproductions of the original pattern.The back stamp on the original china has a brown mailbox and reads The Friendly Village, Mae in England, Johnson Bros.The pattern stamped on each dish is very clear and distinct. Kay The green back stamp is legit This pattern has been in production for almost 60 years.Start Selling If you are looking for replacement items for your china collection, you are in the right place.We have thousands of items in stock from over 80 manufacturers, with patterns from the 1960s onwards.