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 Pat 242563 Cup  Saucer w Stickers

Johnson Brothers Old Britain Castles Blue Pat 242563 Cup Saucer w Stickers
$5.99

Johnson Brothers Old Britain Castles Kenilworth Castle Saucer White Blue

Johnson Brothers Old Britain Castles Kenilworth Castle Saucer White Blue
$2.29

Johnson Bros Blue Old Britain Castles Dinner Plates

Johnson Bros Blue Old Britain Castles Dinner Plates
$13.99

Johnson Brothers Old Britain Castles Pink Christmas Pink Tree White Mug

Johnson Brothers Old Britain Castles Pink Christmas Pink Tree White Mug
$44.00

4 Johnson Bros OLD BRITAIN CASTLES Bread Plates Lot F

4 Johnson Bros OLD BRITAIN CASTLES Bread Plates Lot F
$19.79

4 Johnson Bros OLD BRITAIN CASTLES Bread Plates Lot G

4 Johnson Bros OLD BRITAIN CASTLES Bread Plates Lot G
$19.79

2 Johnson Bros OLD BRITAIN CASTLES Sauce Bowls Lot L

2 Johnson Bros OLD BRITAIN CASTLES Sauce Bowls Lot L
$22.00

Johnson Bros OLD BRITAIN CASTLES Gravy Boat Lot N

Johnson Bros OLD BRITAIN CASTLES Gravy Boat Lot N
$20.99

NWT Johnson Brothers Old Britain Castles Red 5 Piece Setting

NWT Johnson Brothers Old Britain Castles Red 5 Piece Setting
$36.79

Johnson Brothers OLD BRITAIN CASTLES PINK 12 Oval Serving Platter 281671

Johnson Brothers OLD BRITAIN CASTLES PINK 12 Oval Serving Platter 281671
$41.99

Johnson Brothers OLD BRITAIN CASTLES PINK Fruit Dessert Sauce Bowl 281667

Johnson Brothers OLD BRITAIN CASTLES PINK Fruit Dessert Sauce Bowl 281667
$11.99

Johnson Brothers OLD BRITAIN CASTLES BROWN MULTICOLOR Rimmed Soup Bowl 281437

Johnson Brothers OLD BRITAIN CASTLES BROWN MULTICOLOR Rimmed Soup Bowl 281437
$19.99

Johnson Brothers OLD BRITAIN CASTLES PINK 9 Oval Vegetable Bowl 6480439

Johnson Brothers OLD BRITAIN CASTLES PINK 9 Oval Vegetable Bowl 6480439
$31.99

Johnson Brothers OLD BRITAIN CASTLES PINK Relish Gravy Underplate 4740821

Johnson Brothers OLD BRITAIN CASTLES PINK Relish Gravy Underplate 4740821
$15.99

Johnson Brothers OLD BRITAIN CASTLES PINK MADE IN ENGLAND Cup

Johnson Brothers OLD BRITAIN CASTLES PINK MADE IN ENGLAND Cup
$23.99

Sugar Bowl no lid Johnson Bros England 1883 Old Britain Castles Excellent

Sugar Bowl no lid Johnson Bros England 1883 Old Britain Castles Excellent
$5.99

Set of 6 Johnson Bros England 1883 Old Britain Castles Cereal Bowls MINT Cond

Set of 6 Johnson Bros England 1883 Old Britain Castles Cereal Bowls MINT Cond
$17.99

Johnson Brothers OLD BRITAIN CASTLES PINK 8 1 2 Round Vegetable Bowl 281637

Johnson Brothers OLD BRITAIN CASTLES PINK 8 1 2 Round Vegetable Bowl 281637
$39.99

JOHNSON BROS England BLUE OLD BRITAIN CASTLES China Sugar Bowl  Lid

JOHNSON BROS England BLUE OLD BRITAIN CASTLES China Sugar Bowl Lid
$16.99

Blue  White Old Britain Castles Plate 8 Johnson Bros

Blue White Old Britain Castles Plate 8 Johnson Bros
$12.00



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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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