Johnson Brothers Old Britain Castles

Johnson Brothers Old Britain Castles is an award-winning design pattern from the 1950’s. The pattern is found on a type of china known as “semi-porcelain”. This china combines the look and style of fine china with the durability of ironstone. It is freezer, dishwasher, and microwave safe.

Johnson Brothers Old Britain Castles Blue 20 Piece Dinnerware Set

Johnson Brothers Old Britain Castles Blue 20 Piece Dinnerware Set
$99.60

Johnson Brothers Old Britain Castles Pink Dinner Plate Set of 6

Johnson Brothers Old Britain Castles Pink Dinner Plate Set of 6
$88.14

Johnson Brothers Old Britain Castles Pink Salad Plate Set of 6

Johnson Brothers Old Britain Castles Pink Salad Plate Set of 6
$65.64

Johnson Brothers Old Britain Castles Pink Bread and Butter Plate Set of 6

Johnson Brothers Old Britain Castles Pink Bread and Butter Plate Set of 6
$51.30

Johnson Brothers Old Britain Castles Pink 20 Piece Dinnerware Set

Johnson Brothers Old Britain Castles Pink 20 Piece Dinnerware Set
$100.09

Johnson Brothers Old Britain Castles Pink Christmas Pink Tree White Mug

Johnson Brothers Old Britain Castles Pink Christmas Pink Tree White Mug
$9.99

Johnson Brothers OLD BRITAIN CASTLES GREEN Round Veg 9

Johnson Brothers OLD BRITAIN CASTLES GREEN Round Veg 9
$54.88

Johnson Brothers OLD BRITAIN CASTLES GREEN Round Veg 8

Johnson Brothers OLD BRITAIN CASTLES GREEN Round Veg 8
$44.88

Johnson Bros Old Britain Castles Dinner Pink Plate L374

Johnson Bros Old Britain Castles Dinner Pink Plate L374
$8.99

Broken China Johnson Bros Old Britain Castles Red White Sterling Bracelet

Broken China Johnson Bros Old Britain Castles Red White Sterling Bracelet
$228.00

Johnson Bros Blue Old Britain Castles Dinner Plates

Johnson Bros Blue Old Britain Castles Dinner Plates
$13.99

Johnson Brothers OLD BRITAIN CASTLES CHRISTMAS 4 Piece Place Setting 8485853

Johnson Brothers OLD BRITAIN CASTLES CHRISTMAS 4 Piece Place Setting 8485853
$43.99

Johnson Bros Old Britain Castles Blue On WHite Platter

Johnson Bros Old Britain Castles Blue On WHite Platter
$12.00

Johnson Brothers OLD BRITAIN CASTLES PINK CHRISTMAS Mug Imperfect 7661205

Johnson Brothers OLD BRITAIN CASTLES PINK CHRISTMAS Mug Imperfect 7661205
$6.99

Johnson Bros England Old Britain Castles Bowl Red

Johnson Bros England Old Britain Castles Bowl Red
$9.99

Vintage Johnson Bros England Old Britain Castles Mixed Lot 9 Pcs RED

Vintage Johnson Bros England Old Britain Castles Mixed Lot 9 Pcs RED
$9.99

PINK CREAMER JOHNSON BROTHERS Old Britain Castles

PINK CREAMER JOHNSON BROTHERS Old Britain Castles
$14.99

Johnson Brothers Old Britain Castles Pink Creamer

Johnson Brothers Old Britain Castles Pink Creamer
$9.99

Johnson Brothers China Old Britain Castles Pink PicNic Scene Cup and Saucer Set

Johnson Brothers China Old Britain Castles Pink PicNic Scene Cup and Saucer Set
$18.00

2 Johnson Brothers Old Britain Castles salad plates

2 Johnson Brothers Old Britain Castles salad plates
$8.00



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It was originally produced in the United Kingdom, but in 2003 production moved to China. It became very popular in the United States in the 1900’s because of its durability and value. In 1968 Johnson Brothers joined the Wedgewood Group. Through Wedgewood, they still produce and sell this type of china.

The original source of the landscapes depicted on the center of the “Old Britain Castles” china were engravings from the 1800’s depicting historical and famous buildings around Great Britain. Each plate includes the name of the location shown, and the date of the original print. The border consists of a scrolling leaf and floral pattern.

The design was first offered in pink, lavender, green, brown, black, and blue versions. Most of these colors have been discontinued, but pieces can still be purchased from re-sale companies and private sources. The pink and blue versions are still being produced. There is also a holiday version with the same border but with a Christmas tree in the center. There are also a few pieces featuring Santa Claus. The holiday version comes in a pink-on-pink or pink and green pattern.

Johnson Brothers Old Britain Castles china, with it’s antique look and modern versatility, is still one of the most popular patterns produced by them today.

 

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