waterford wedgwood bankruptcy
- alkapal Jan 5, 2009 05:53 AM
the story also says royal worcester and spode are also in bankruptcy.
i have some of their patterns (wedgwood "oberon" http://www.giftcollector.com/productl... and "brambleberry", r.w. "evesham gold" http://www.europeantableware.com/Roya... ), and have always loved spode (but cannot afford it) -- esp. their christmas rose and floral patterns.
could luxury-gorgeous portmeirion be far behind? too sad.
i guess prices for existing china inventory/patterns will now start going way up. it might be a good time to start acquisitions, esp. if you have incomplete sets.
now i know civilization is heading down the tubes! ;-(.
care to post pics/links of your favorites?
My MIL made a comment about not choosing a pattern which would make whatever you put on it look like a gift from the cat...
(I'm sorry, I too don't get complicated china patterns; mine is white, cobalt, or a mixture of the two with piping, with the fine china still in storage at both parents' houses).
I'm guessing someone will eventually buy it -- the brands themselves are very valuable.
It does make me fee slightly guilty for buying vintage china in stead of new, though.