Company No. 4157913
50 High East Street, Dorchester, Dorset DT1 1HU, England
Tel:- +44 (0) 1305 267110
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About Box of Porcelain Limited
Box of Porcelain is a family business established by Susan and Robert Lunn in 1992. Our aim was to provide quality collectable products produced by some of Europe's most well known and well established companies. As some of those companies sadly fell in to receivership and subsequently were taken over by other companies we followed the quality production. In some cases this was the reincarnated original company and in others new companies using the people and skills from the old concerns.
We give below a brief history of some of our main suppliers:-
Moorcroft Pottery - History
Originally founded as a studio in 1897 within a large ceramic company. James Macintyre & Co. Moorcroft pottery soon made its mark on the world. Designs came from 24 year old William Moorcroft who personalizedeach piece of pottery produced with his own signature or initials. This did little for James Mcintyre's name and reputation, and in 1913 the inevitable split occurred. William marched his workforce across Co bridgePark to a new factory in Sand bachRoad where Moorcroft pottery is still made today. Moorcroft seldom prospered. Finally, in 1984, the family sold the bulk of their shares on the open market. After several material shareholder changes in the mid-1980's controlwas acquiredby business partners Hugh Edwards and Richard Dennis. In 1992 Dennis and his pottery designer wife, Sally Tuffin , left the company, leaving the Edwards family as sole owners
Dennis Chinaworks - History
Dennis Chinaworks was founded in 1993 by Sally and Richard Dennis, the pottery is run from the converted stables of a Victorian Gothic rectory in Shepton Beauchamp, Somerset.
After graduating from the Royal College of Art Fashion School, Sally, with her college friend Marion Foale established Foale & Tuffin, a London fashion house, synonymous with the swinging 60's. Following her marriage and rearing two children, Sally returned to design as Art Director of the Moorcroft Pottery from 1986-1993. Following their departure from Moorcroft - Richard and Sally formed Dennis Chinaworks.The pots are thrown and turned on the wheel. Colour is spun on the leather hard earthenware and decorated by incising and slip-trailing the designs. Further colour is added using underglazes and natural oxides, then the pots are finished with a clear glaze. From beginning to end each pot is the work of a single Decorator. Their signature joins the number, company name, date and throwers mark on the base.
Royal Porcelain Works Ltd (Brand Name:- Bronte Porcelain)
Bronte Porcelain was founded in 1996 by a committed group of artists, craftspeople and skilled technicians. Every item produced is made entirely by hand within their studio in , Worcestershire.
Bronte Porcelain manufactures the very best hand painted fine bone china, building on Worcestershire's reputation for centuries of tradition and excellence in ceramic production. All of Bronte's products are made in England to the highest standards of artistry and craftsmanship.
Moorcroft Pottery, Dennis Chinaworks, Royal Porcelain Works, De Rosa Rinconada Porcelain