Who makes the best china?

Europe has a rich tradition of producing high-quality porcelain and fine china. Some of the most esteemed European manufacturers known for their exquisite craftsmanship and timeless designs include:

  1. Meissen (Germany): Established in 1710, Meissen is one of the oldest porcelain manufacturers in Europe. They are known for their hand-painted, intricately detailed porcelain pieces.
  2. Royal Copenhagen (Denmark): This Danish company, founded in 1775, is renowned for its elegant and minimalist designs, particularly the iconic Blue Fluted patterns.
  3. Royal Doulton (United Kingdom): Founded in London in 1815, Royal Doulton produces a wide range of fine china and porcelain products, known for their quality and craftsmanship.
  4. Wedgwood (United Kingdom): A quintessential English brand, Wedgwood has been producing fine china since the late 18th century. Their classic blue and white Jasperware is especially iconic.
  5. Spode (United Kingdom): Founded in 1770, Spode is known for its fine bone china and distinctive patterns, including the famous Blue Italian design.
  6. Herend (Hungary): Established in 1826, Herend is renowned for its hand-painted porcelain pieces and intricate designs, including the iconic Rothschild Bird pattern.
  7. Limoges Porcelain (France): Limoges has been synonymous with fine porcelain since the 18th century. The Limoges region is home to several renowned porcelain manufacturers, known for their delicate and intricately painted pieces.
  8. Bernardaud (France): A family-owned business founded in Limoges in 1863, Bernardaud is known for its contemporary designs and innovative techniques in porcelain production.
  9. Vista Alegre (Portugal): Established in 1824, Vista Alegre is one of Portugal's most prestigious porcelain manufacturers, known for its quality and artistic designs.
  10. Royal Worcester (United Kingdom): Founded in 1751, Royal Worcester is known for producing high-quality fine bone china with distinctive designs.

*Perhaps the most famous china is the 'Delftware' from the Netherlands. You'll see this gorgeous blue-and-white hand-painted porcelain all across.