Ormonde

A turquoise wreath of bluebells seperate the beige and white porcelaine while the white center panel has a starburst design. The rims are trimmed in gold. Marked Paragon 2214 E on the underside. Some of the items have an inscription "Made expressly for Simpson's" and the cream soups are stamped Paragon Ormonde.
PA2214-01 Cup and saucer (8 available) $28
PA2214-04r Cream soup and underplate (7 available) $32
PA2214-04r.5 Spare underplate for the cream soup and underplate (1 available) $10
PA2214-06 Bread and butter plate (8 available) $10
PA2214-08 Salad plate (7 available) $18
PA2214-10 Dinner plate (8 available) $26

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Paragon

Paragon started out as "Star China" in 1897 and only started using "Paragon" as a trade name around 1903. In 1919, the company name was changed to "Paragon China Company Ltd". Known initially for its tea and breakfast fine bone porcelain it expanded in the 1930's into a full range of dinner ware as well as greatly expanding its export markets.

The fine quality of its china brought it several royal warrants of appointments from Queen Mary, the Queen Mohter and Queen Elizabeth.

In the 1960's Paragon was purchased by Royal Albert who for several years continued to produce some its more popular patterns until 1992. Eventually, Royal Albert was also bought out by Royal Doulton.