Longton is one of the most famous and concentrated districts of bone china production in the early 1900's in England. Foremost amongst the potteries of the time were those operated by T C Wild & Co, a rapidly expanding group between the period 1908 and 1920 and producers of Royal Albert Crown China.
The fortunes of T C Wild mirrored the English Potteries over the next 100 years, with one exception. Where many failed Royal Albert China continues to be produced, their iconic Old Country Roses pattern first introduced by Production Director Harold Holdcroft remains one of the most famous china patterns ever produced
T C Wild crown factory marks were made until around 1905, but after producing commemorative china for the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria the company was given a royal warrant and adopted the Royal Albert Crown China branding.
Royal Albert Bone China were amongst the first potteries to adopt the use of individual coloured transfer factory marks individual to the pattern.