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Aynsley China

Founded in 1775 by John Aynsle, Aynsley china is a British manufacturer of bone china tableware. Bone china is a soft-paste porcelain composed of at least 30% phosphate derived from animal bone and calculated calcium phosphate. It is revered by collectors for its whiteness and translucency, as well as its chip resistance.

Though it has been around for centuries, Aynsley china continues to be made in the same traditional way. While plates and cups are formed into molds, while other tableware like soup tureens, teapots, and bowls are hand cast using liquid clay. Handles are then hand cast and applied, and finally, decoration is applied by hand by lithographic transfers, hand enameling, or hand gilding.


Quick Facts

  • Gold and platinum etched designs are among the most sought after Aynsley china
  • A pair of late 19th century Aynsley china dessert plates sold at Bonhams Oxford in May 2004 for $426
  • An Aynsley china part tea service from the '50s sold at Christie's London in February 2006 for $208

Recommended Items at Auction

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Beautful Aynsley Hand Painted Fruit Design Lidded Urn 16cm x 11cm 7cm
Feb 25, 12:00 PM AEDT
Beautful Aynsley Hand Painted Fruit Design Lidded Urn 16cm x 11cm 7cm
by Pottle Auctions
Est: AUD0- AUD0
AUD1756 Bids
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AYNSLEY ORCHARD GOLD CUP AND SAUCER, HEAVILY GILDED SIGNED N. BRUNT
Feb 22, 9:00 AM AEST
AYNSLEY ORCHARD GOLD CUP AND SAUCER, HEAVILY GILDED SIGNED N. BRUNT
by Albion Antique Auction Centre
Est: AUD10- AUD40
AUD555 Bids
Set of 12 Ainsley Cups and Saucers
Mar 06, 11:00 AM EST
Set of 12 Ainsley Cups and Saucers
by Bodnar's Auction Sales
Est: $100- $200
$253 Bids
2x AYNSLEY Bone China Tea Sets
Feb 25, 10:30 AM AEDT
2x AYNSLEY Bone China Tea Sets
by Kerleys Auctions
Est: AUD50- AUD100
AUD250 Bids
A set of six Aynsley bone china silver mounted coffee cans
Mar 07, 10:00 AM GMT
A set of six Aynsley bone china silver mounted coffee cans
by Martel Maides
Est: £60- £80
£400 Bids
Aynsley Orchard Gold large bowl signed N Brunt, diameter 24cm.
Mar 07, 10:00 AM GMT
Aynsley Orchard Gold large bowl signed N Brunt, diameter 24cm.
by Potteries Auctions
Est: £25- £50
£250 Bids
Aynsley heavily gilded Orchard Gold cabinet plate, diameter 27cm.
Mar 07, 10:00 AM GMT
Aynsley heavily gilded Orchard Gold cabinet plate, diameter 27cm.
by Potteries Auctions
Est: £60- £120
£600 Bids
53 PC AYNSLEY WENDOVER BONE CHINE DINNERWARE SET
Feb 26, 5:00 PM EST
53 PC AYNSLEY WENDOVER BONE CHINE DINNERWARE SET
by DejaVu Estate Sales & Auctions
Est: $125- $225
$300 Bids
81 Piece Aynsley Dinnerware Set
Mar 06, 11:00 AM EST
81 Piece Aynsley Dinnerware Set
by Bodnar's Auction Sales
Est: $200- $400
$100 Bids

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