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Welcome to Duchess China 1888 Ltd

BRITISH MANUFACTURERS OF HIGH QUALITY FINE BONE CHINA TABLEWARE, TEAWARE HOTELWARE & GIFTWARE.

Duchess China 1888 are one of the few true remaining British Manufacturers of bespoke fine bone china tableware, teaware and giftware. Duchess is steeped in its rich heritage of over 130 years of trading based in Longton, Stoke-on-Trent the heart of the ‘Potteries’. 


We offer an unrivalled British manufactured fine bone china product, with the in-house ability to create truly elegant bespoke pieces and shapes to suit our customers exacting design criteria.  Our traditional hand skills of our experienced potters aim to provide a quality service that is second to none.


The Duchess China name and brand is synonymous with many past generations of customers and of future generations to come. Our English fine bone china offers a beautiful white translucent body, that is fully vitrified to produce a quality finish with a strength to cover a wide variety of everyday commercial and domestic applications. 


We have our own traditional timeless classical shapes and designs and the ability to create truly individual English manufactured bespoke pieces. With a wide range of worldwide luxury hospitality and retail clients, this capability sets the Duchess brand apart from our rivals.

Keeping British Manufacturing Alive

Our Services

Design

Our own in-house design and product development team can assist through concept to completion with our experienced advice through every stage of the production process from the creation of a new bespoke shape to the final production piece.

 

Manufacturing

Our 47,000 square foot factory give us total control of all aspects of the production process, all of our raw materials are 100% sourced from UK manufacturers and suppliers.  This local supply chain allows Duchess to produce competitively and in a sustainable manner.

 

Bespoke Printing

Any clients design, patterns and logos are silk screen printed and decorated to our customers specifications, small and large runs can be catered for offering a truely tailored bespoke service, utilising traditional shapes or developing new exclusive products. 

 

Fulfilment

We offer a complete fulfilment service of our finished products, whether clients needs are bulk packed or individually gift boxed, we can direct despatch to the final customer or to clients’ own warehouse and despatch facility.

 

Our Approach

 

From our timeless traditional English classic designs and shapes to individually manufacturers products and designs, the choice is yours, contact Duchess China today and see how we can help you to create your own timeless classic.

 

 

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The Duchess China Ranges

 

Our 47,000 Square Foot manufacturing facility allows us to produce a mixture of traditional hand made and machine made fine bone china products. Utilising the knowledge and skill set of our dedicated staff that has been passed down from generations of local families for decades. Our key areas of expertise of Tableware, Teaware and Giftware manufacturing, complimented with the in house printing and decorating capabilities will help make your ideas and concepts come to fruition.

What our Clients Say

 

 

Team! The Plates look unbelievably amazing, the packaging looks incredible and it's the 10th of Feb and I am holding both of them !!!!!

 

Thank you so much for a Herculean effort all round. We are going to show them to G+G tomorrow, and I will let you know what they say - I'm sure they are going to be ecstatic. Beyond delighted over here.

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

 

Laura Jacobs

Group Account Director

Wieden+Kennedy

 

 

Thanks to everyone involved in reproducing our Dinnerware for our club, the members are delighted in the reproduction and attention to detail that has been involved when matching our existing crockery originally produced over 90 years ago.

 

Our club will have the enjoyment of using our new products for our fine dining and functions for our current members and generations to come. 

 

Tim Lowe

President

The John Shaw Club

 


We are delighted to have received our new tableware from Duchess China for use in our banqueting and throughout our Hotel offerings.


Utilising our original product design, the additional shapes that have had to be modelled and produced with the speed, qualilty and functionality gives us the confidence that all our needs are catered for while providing practicable and professional products.


Dominik Feller

Assistant Director of Food and Beverage

Grosvenor House Hotel London