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Alexis collection with 19 products
Alexis 19 products 1 Like  
Bracelet collection with 81 products
Bracelet 81 products 1 Like  
Carolina Blossoms collection with 18 products
Carolina Blossoms 18 products 2 Likes  
Centennial collection with 36 products
Centennial 36 products 4 Likes  
Champagne collection with 76 products
Champagne 76 products 1 Like  
Chargers collection with 35 products
Chargers 35 products 1 Like  
Charlotte Moss collection with 36 products
Charlotte Moss 4 Collections 36 products  
Chateau collection with 19 products
Chateau 19 products    
ColorBurst Blue-Gold collection with 11 products
ColorBurst Blue-Gold 11 products 4 Likes  
ColorBurst Blue-Plain collection with 11 products
ColorBurst Blue-Plain 11 products    
ColorBurst Green-Gold collection with 11 products
ColorBurst Green-Gold 11 products 1 Like  
ColorBurst Green-Plain collection with 11 products
ColorBurst Green-Plain 11 products    
ColorBurst Green-Platinum collection with 11 products
ColorBurst Green-Platinum 11 products 1 Like  
ColorBurst Orange-Gold collection with 11 products
ColorBurst Orange-Gold 11 products    
Constellation Gold collection with 6 products
Constellation Gold 6 products 2 Likes  
Constellation Silver collection with 6 products
Constellation Silver 6 products 2 Likes  
Cosmopolitan Black collection with 37 products
Cosmopolitan Black 37 products    
Crescent collection with 48 products
Crescent 48 products 1 Like  
Dominique collection with 19 products
Dominique 19 products    
Dominique Regal collection with 3 products
Dominique Regal 3 products    
Eisenhower Charger collection with 2 products
Eisenhower Charger 2 products 3 Likes  
Galaxy collection with 6 products
Galaxy 6 products 5 Likes  
Geneva collection with 78 products
Geneva 78 products 3 Likes  
Georgian Autumn collection with 6 products
Georgian Autumn 6 products 2 Likes  
Georgian Gold collection with 7 products
Georgian Gold 7 products 2 Likes  
Georgian Platinum collection with 7 products
Georgian Platinum 7 products    
Gold Bracelet collection with 81 products
Gold Bracelet 81 products 2 Likes  
Harvest Leaf collection with 18 products
Harvest Leaf 18 products 2 Likes  
High Point Gold collection with 22 products
High Point Gold 22 products    
High Point Platinum collection with 22 products
High Point Platinum 22 products 2 Likes  
Infinity collection with 18 products
Infinity 18 products    
Katarina collection with 18 products
Katarina 18 products 2 Likes  
Lincoln collection with 25 products
Lincoln 25 products 6 Likes  
Luxor collection with 18 products
Luxor 18 products 2 Likes  
Metropolitan Gold collection with 9 products
Metropolitan Gold 9 products 1 Like  
Metropolitan Platinum collection with 4 products
Metropolitan Platinum 4 products 1 Like  
Palace collection with 79 products
Palace 79 products 1 Like  
Palace Royale collection with 21 products
Palace Royale 21 products 2 Likes  
Palladium collection with 19 products
Palladium 19 products 1 Like  
Platinum Radiance collection with 23 products
Platinum Radiance 23 products 1 Like  
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 2 Likes  
Savannah collection with 22 products
Savannah 22 products 1 Like  
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 1 Like  
St. Moritz collection with 36 products
St. Moritz 36 products 1 Like  
St. Petersburg collection with 19 products
St. Petersburg 19 products    
Starburst collection with 6 products
Starburst 6 products 1 Like  
Tiara Gold collection with 22 products
Tiara Gold 22 products 2 Likes  
Tiara Royale collection with 22 products
Tiara Royale 22 products 1 Like  
Washington collection with 31 products
Washington 31 products 4 Likes  
Wind collection with 13 products
Wind 13 products    
Wind & Wings 1-Buckeye collection with 12 products
Wind & Wings 1-Buckeye 12 products    
Wind & Wings 3-Monarch collection with 12 products
Wind & Wings 3-Monarch 12 products    
Wind & Wings 4-Skimmer collection with 12 products
Wind & Wings 4-Skimmer 12 products 1 Like  
Wind & Wings 5-Darner collection with 12 products
Wind & Wings 5-Darner 12 products    
Winter Festival collection with 41 products
Winter Festival 41 products    
Kelly Wearstler Collections
Kelly Wearstler Casual Patterns collection with 56 products
Kelly Wearstler Casual Patterns 6 Collections 56 products  
Kelly Wearstler Formal Patterns collection with 130 products
Kelly Wearstler Formal Patterns 7 Collections 130 products  
Pickard China By Department

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.