Branksome (not Break-some) China

There is a wonderful article in the June issue of World of Interiors that chronicles the history of Branksome China.  The company was founded in 1945 but was facing closure last year.

Husband and wife, Philip and Charlie Johnson, bought the company in October with a passion to rescue and revive it.  It's hard to believe that it was struggling as the shape is so clean and modern, the glazes so clear and appealing.

The prices are not outlandish, even with the exchange rate, and custom color combinations and personalization are available for a modest up-charge.

I love the graphic nature of the black with the colored glazes.

Art pieces are available as well.

Oddly, as I was clicking around the site I came across a story on their news page.  Seems when they reintroduced the dog line, the boxer's head was missing and they were unable to reproduce this breed, which was a frustration for collectors.  A bit of luck uncovered the mold and now this dashing breed is back in production.

He even has floppy ears like Rosie.  Could be the birth of a new collection.