Miles Mason, a Yorkshireman and his three sons used their artistic flair and technical brilliance to develop pottery that was both durable and beautiful. So strong was the original patented Mason's Ironstone that it was used to make fireplaces, four poster beds and garden seats. Mason's signature colours vivid cobalt blue, rich iron red and gold continue in use and each piece is painted by hand and finished with 22 carat gold. Mason's china is part of world history. It has been used on every occasion from a hotel breakfast to a Royal banquet. The collection's rich heritage has been charted in detail over the last two centuries to unfold.