2: Allies in War and Trade

c. 1914 – c. 1939

In the years between the World Wars, Staffordshire ceramic production had to adapt to limited resources, and sales to the American market were critically important.  The political alliance between Britain and the United States was affirmed through pattern names and traditional motifs that celebrated Britain as America’s “old country,” such as English Chippendale, Old Britain Castles, andWindsor Ware.  There was also an interest in modernism, including Art Deco.

Gallery of Images

All patterns are by Johnson Brothers unless another company name is given in parentheses. Click on an image to see an enlarged view.