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1,706 Products | 83 Collections
Alexis collection with 19 products
Alexis
19 products
 
Bracelet collection with 81 products
Bracelet
81 products
 
Carolina Blossoms collection with 18 products
Carolina Blossoms
18 products
 
Centennial collection with 36 products
Centennial
36 products
 
Champagne collection with 76 products
Champagne
76 products
 
Chargers collection with 35 products
Chargers
35 products
 
Chateau collection with 19 products
Chateau
19 products
 
Cosmopolitan Black collection with 37 products
Cosmopolitan Black
37 products
 
Crescent collection with 48 products
Crescent
48 products
 
Cypress collection with 33 products
Cypress
33 products
 
Dominique collection with 19 products
Dominique
19 products
 
Dominique Regal collection with 3 products
Dominique Regal
3 products
 
Galaxy collection with 6 products
Galaxy
6 products
 
Geneva collection with 78 products
Geneva
78 products
 
Georgian Autumn collection with 6 products
Georgian Autumn
6 products
 
Georgian Gold collection with 7 products
Georgian Gold
7 products
 
Gold Bracelet collection with 81 products
Gold Bracelet
81 products
 
Harvest Leaf collection with 18 products
Harvest Leaf
18 products
 
High Point Gold collection with 22 products
High Point Gold
22 products
 
Infinity collection with 18 products
Infinity
18 products
 
Katarina collection with 18 products
Katarina
18 products
 
Lincoln collection with 25 products
Lincoln
25 products
 
Luxor collection with 18 products
Luxor
18 products
 
Palace collection with 79 products
Palace
79 products
 
Palace Royale collection with 21 products
Palace Royale
21 products
 
Palladium collection with 19 products
Palladium
19 products
 
Platinum Radiance collection with 23 products
Platinum Radiance
23 products
 
Richmond collection with 21 products
Richmond
21 products
 
Royale collection with 17 products
Royale
17 products
 
Santa Clara collection with 20 products
Santa Clara
20 products
 
Savannah collection with 22 products
Savannah
22 products
 
Seasons collection with 4 products
Seasons
4 products
 
Seasons of a Rose collection with 18 products
Seasons of a Rose
18 products
 
Solstice collection with 36 products
Solstice
36 products
 
St. Moritz collection with 36 products
St. Moritz
36 products
 
St. Petersburg collection with 19 products
St. Petersburg
19 products
 
Starburst collection with 6 products
Starburst
6 products
 
Tiara Gold collection with 22 products
Tiara Gold
22 products
 
Tiara Royale collection with 22 products
Tiara Royale
22 products
 
Washington collection with 31 products
Washington
31 products
 
Wind collection with 13 products
Wind
13 products
 
Winter Festival collection with 41 products
Winter Festival
41 products
 
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The Pickard China story dates back to 1893 when Wilder Pickard established the company in Edgerton, Wisconsin. At the turn of the 20th century, Pickard was moved to Chicago where the company specialized in hand-painted art pieces and dessert and tea sets. Artists from the famed Art Institute of Chicago and all over Europe came to Chicago to ...... Read More



Wilder's son, Austin Pickard, joined the business in the late 1920's and soon began experimentations in developing a fine china dinnerware body. He moved the company to its present Antioch, Illinois location in 1930 and seven years later introduced the warm white china with the lion trademark still used today. This beautiful china, then as now, is noted for its graceful shapes, lightness and delicacy, unusual strength and brilliant glaze.



The third generation of the family, Pete Pickard, succeeded Austin as president of the company in 1966 until his retirement in 1994. His brother-in-law, Eben Morgan, became president in January 1994, serving in this position until December 2005. The family tradition remains in place today - Mr. Morgan's son, Andrew Pickard Morgan, succeeded his father in January 2006 and serves as the company's current president, representing the 4th generation of family members to lead Pickard.



Today Pickard ranks among the finest china made anywhere in the world. The same painstaking craftsmanship and skilled handwork necessary to produce top quality ware has not changed through four generations. Each piece of china produced in the Pickard factory passes through a minimum of 21 stages and three 100% inspections, and is handled by Pickard employees averaging 18 years on the job. The Pickard factory is a rarity in that it is a small family business manufacturing high quality chinaware in an era of huge companies merging and acquiring, becoming larger than ever. Pickard's size is an advantage in today's market because of the care and attention that is paid to each piece. All patterns are decorated with 24K gold (never anything less), pure platinum and brilliant cobalt, with a style that caters to a niche of clientele looking for elegant, timeless upscale dinnerware.



In 1977, Pickard, Incorporated was selected by the U.S. Department of State to manufacture the official china service used by our embassies and other diplomatic missions around the world. The special decoration has an embossed gold border of stars and stripes, and an embossed reproduction of the Great Seal of the United States. Pickard has also been commissioned to produce custom china for Air Force One, Blair House and Camp David.



During the 1970's and 1980's, Pickard China produced many limited edition collector's plates and bowls, and the company was the recipient of many awards, including: being named "Best Manufacturer of Limited Editions" four times by the National Association of Limited Edition Dealers; being named as the manufacturer of the "Plate of the Year" three times by the Bradford Exchange Ltd., a recognized authority in the collector's plate market; and being named "Best Manufacturer of Limited Editions" by readers of Plate Collector magazine for seven consecutive years.



Pickard China has over the years been selected to produce exclusive fine china services for heads of state and many prestigious hotels, restaurants and corporations. The King of Saudi Arabia, Hilton, Sheraton, and Marriott hotels, General Motors, the U.S. Air Force and the Queen of England are among a few who have chosen Pickard for their finest dining.



As we move into the 21st century, Wilder Pickard would be proud that his dream is still alive and flourishing. Most recently, the company has introduced a new line of white body fine china. While Pickard continues to adapt and innovate for the future, its commitment to maintaining the quality that has made Pickard "America's Finest China" has not been compromised. This tradition is recognized and appreciated in markets around the world.