- Pattern: Pembroke (Gold Trim)
- Vintage: 1985
- Details: This is one of John Aynsley & Sons most extensive pattern collections. They included the typical plates, cups and bowls, but this line also had 5-6 different style creamers and sugars, 3 different styles of salt and pepper shakers, silverware, trays, pitchers, candlesticks, clocks, coasters, bells, over 17 different vases, and on and on. No wonder, it is an absolutely beautiful pattern that fits in with several different decor styles. All the pieces feature the little blue bird and the very colorful flowers and leaves, it has an air of chinoiserie, but the name does not reflect any association with Oriental design. Some of the pieces, like this cachet pot, were also embossed which adds to the beauty of the pattern. We believe they continued releasing additional items until 2015 when the pattern was discontinued. This is called a "cachet pot", which is used to conceal a less attractive, perhaps plastic, flowerpot inside a prettier receptacle and allow the plant to drain without damaging your furniture. Would also make a great small ice bucket, pencil holder, flower vase, or as a catch-all for small items. Beautiful hostess gift!
- Material: Bone China
- Dimensions: 3 7/8 inches Tall and 4 1/8 inches in Diameter (at the top opening), bottom is 3 5/8 inches in Diameter.
- Condition: Vintage - Used. Excellent Condition. There are no chips, scratches or any other imperfections on this piece. Please remember these are USED items, they are NOT new. Every effort has been made to show any scratches, wear and tear and imperfections. Refunds will not be given unless there’s gross misrepresentation of condition.
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John Aynsley & Sons China was founded in 1775, John Aynsley in Lane End, Longton, Staffordshire. The company was extremely profitable and in June 1970 Spode put in a bid, followed by an even bigger bid in July by Denbyware. Eventually, Waterford Glass won the bid. In 1970 John Aynsley and Sons was taken over by Waterford and renamed Aynsley China Ltd. In 1987 Waterford sold the company in order to focus the group's fine china sales on the worldwide Wedgwood brand. In May 1997, Aynsley China was acquired by The Belleek Pottery Group in Ireland. The company closed its Stoke-on-Trent factory in September 2014. As of July 2015 the factory shop is still open but its future is uncertain as the site is being advertised as for sale.
The Pembroke-Gold Trim is an iconic Aynsley dinnerware pattern that features a sprawling, brilliantly colored floral motif based on an Asian-inspired, 18th-century Aynsley design, a big seller and a favorite among Aynsley fans. Among those fans is the British royal family. Both Queen Elizabeth II and Diana, Princess of Wales, chose Aynsley china as wedding presents from the British china industry.