Wales China Bone China Lace figurines, sometimes called ‘Meissen-Style,’ or ‘Dresden Lace Style’ are made in Japan by the Wales China company. ‘Bone China Lace’ is just a name to call items with the crossed-swords marks shown here, because the manufacturer is unknown. These items are not Meissen-related and claims by some resellers that these figures were made “with Meissen molds” is not true.
Encyclopedia Britannica says, “Meissen porcelain, also called Dresden porcelain was the first successfully produced true porcelain in Europe and dominated the style of European porcelain manufactured until about 1756, after which the leadership passed to French Sèvres porcelain. The secret of true porcelain, similar to that produced in China, was discovered about 1707.”
What is known about Wales China is that the manufacturer was located in Japan and sold items via various distributors, most of which were located in the USA. One example would be the ⇒New York Merchandise Co. Inc., perhaps better known under the brand/trademark Wales China. On Ebay the Wales China bone lace figurines range approximately from $10 to $60.
The items pictured above were available at Nu2u in October 2017.
Call ahead or visit the store to determine availability.