The first china factory in Derby was opened in 1750. Twenty years later the brand firmly established itself when it was able to acquire the moulds of the Chelsea China Works and open a showroom in London. Not long afterwards the factory was granted the honour of using a crown as a logo, hence the name ‘Royal Crown’. Whilst the factory changed ownership and location many times over the centuries the tradition of fine bone China produced in Derby remains strong up to this day.
The brand is synonymous with endless varieties of Imari patterns but has also achieved great success with ranges of figurines in the late 20th century.
Royal Crown is still a leader in the field of luxury dinnerware today, which only shows the resilience and quality of the brand.