The company was started on a small scale as a hobby by potter John in 1775. Out of small acorns, oak trees grow, as they say.
It was when his grandson John Aynsley II took over that the company exploded to the pinnacle of fine bone china making.
He also became Lord Mayor of London in 1870. You always find there's a big character behind the success of a company that goes on to great things. In this case it was the grandson.
In 1861 a bone china factory was specially built.
Aynsley China is undoubtedly one of the best examples of antique bone china makers you will ever find.
Founder John Aynsley's son formed Paragon China which enjoyed much success and Warrants of appointment from Her Majesty, The Queen (Mary) in the 1920’s. Paragon was subsequently absorbed by Royal Albert, which, in turn was taken over by Royal Doulton.