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.

Vintage Lot 2 Johnson Bros Made in England Old Britain Castles Plates 10

Vintage Lot 2 Johnson Bros Made in England Old Britain Castles Plates 10
$13.95

Johnson Brothers Old Britain Castles OBC Blue 5 Piece Setting

Johnson Brothers Old Britain Castles OBC Blue 5 Piece Setting
$79.99

Johnson Bros Old Britain Castles Fruit Bowls set of two

Johnson Bros Old Britain Castles Fruit Bowls set of two
$5.99

JOHNSON BROTHERS china OLD BRITAIN CASTLES PINK Crown Stamp SAUCER 5 5 8

JOHNSON BROTHERS china OLD BRITAIN CASTLES PINK Crown Stamp SAUCER 5 5 8
$3.71

JOHNSON BROTHERS china OLD BRITAIN CASTLES PINK Made in England BREAD PLATE

JOHNSON BROTHERS china OLD BRITAIN CASTLES PINK Made in England BREAD PLATE
$7.46

JOHNSON BROTHERS china OLD BRITAIN CASTLES PINK Made in England COFFEE POT 48 oz

JOHNSON BROTHERS china OLD BRITAIN CASTLES PINK Made in England COFFEE POT 48 oz
$127.46

JOHNSON BROTHERS china OLD BRITAIN CASTLES PINK Made in England Cup

JOHNSON BROTHERS china OLD BRITAIN CASTLES PINK Made in England Cup
$9.71

JOHNSON BROTHERS china OLD BRITAIN CASTLES PINK Made in England RELISH Underplat

JOHNSON BROTHERS china OLD BRITAIN CASTLES PINK Made in England RELISH Underplat
$29.96

JOHNSON BROTHERS china OLD BRITAIN CASTLES PINK Made in England SUGAR BOWL

JOHNSON BROTHERS china OLD BRITAIN CASTLES PINK Made in England SUGAR BOWL
$37.46

2 Johnson Bros Old Britain Castles Rimmed Soup Pasta Plate Bowl Lavender Purple

2 Johnson Bros Old Britain Castles Rimmed Soup Pasta Plate Bowl Lavender Purple
$15.00

Johnson Brothers Old Britain Castles Large Serving Platter Scalloped Pink 15New

Johnson Brothers Old Britain Castles Large Serving Platter Scalloped Pink 15New
$88.50

NEW OLD BRITAIN CASTLES PINK MADE IN CHINA COFFEE POT NO BOX

NEW OLD BRITAIN CASTLES PINK MADE IN CHINA COFFEE POT NO BOX
$49.99

JOHNSON BROTHERS OLD BRITAIN CASTLES CHRISTMAS GREEN MUG 7 oz NEW

JOHNSON BROTHERS OLD BRITAIN CASTLES CHRISTMAS GREEN MUG 7 oz NEW
$14.99

5 Johnson Brothers Old Britain Castles Blue Dinner Plate s 10

5 Johnson Brothers Old Britain Castles Blue Dinner Plate s 10
$49.99

Vintage Johnson Brothers old Britain castles plate

Vintage Johnson Brothers old Britain castles plate
$5.00

Old Britain Castles Pink JOHNSON BROTHERS 6 BERRY BOWLS

Old Britain Castles Pink JOHNSON BROTHERS 6 BERRY BOWLS
$60.00

Vintage Johnson Brothers Red Pink Old Britain Castles total of 6 bowls

Vintage Johnson Brothers Red Pink Old Britain Castles total of 6 bowls
$14.99

Johnson Brothers OLD BRITAIN CASTLES BROWN Fruit Dessert Sauce Bowl 281420

Johnson Brothers OLD BRITAIN CASTLES BROWN Fruit Dessert Sauce Bowl 281420
$8.99

Johnson Brothers Old Britain Castles 14 Piece Collection MINT

Johnson Brothers Old Britain Castles 14 Piece Collection MINT
$99.00

Tea Cup Saucer dishes Johnson Bros England Old Britain Castles Castle Blue White

Tea Cup Saucer dishes Johnson Bros England Old Britain Castles Castle Blue White
$18.95



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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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