The region of Staffordshire became an established area for pottery.
Also became known in the 1950's as 'Royal Adderley' under the 'Ridgway' backstamp.
The firm was actually oficially known as "Adderleys Ltd" from 1906 until its takeover by Pearsons Ridgway in 1947 when the Adderley pottery mark was retained as a backstamp only.
Many early shapes were fluted, and included floral motifs and rich patterns in shades of red, green and blue in the style of popular Japanese Imari patterns.
Above all, Royal Albert's early success was linked to an uncanny ability to cater for all tastes - from the modest to the most expensive.
This is a small illustrated essay on the collection of my mother-in-law's bone china. Who has not beholden an antique Chinese porcelain of stunning beauty.
She got them from her own mother and mother-in-law. The history of porcelain goes deep into Chinese antiquity.
In 1948, Colclough China Limited took over Booths and Adderley and then in the early 1950's merged with the Ridgeway Company.
Colclough and Ridgeway became part of the Royal Doulton Group in the early 1970's. (1889-1941) The company continues as Hudson and Middleton Ltd, their wares identified by HM Sutherland China.
These additions produced the material known as bone china, which was the hardest, most durable porcelain available.
Today, bone china is synonymous with fine English tea sets.
Because it was less expensive, it allowed more middle class families to purchase and enjoy porcelain tea sets, creating an unprecedented market for ceramics in England and Europe.