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82 Collections 1,673 Products
We offer the full Pickard China product catalog via Bridge
Alexis collection with 19 products
19 products
Bracelet collection with 81 products
81 products
Carolina Blossoms collection with 18 products
Carolina Blossoms
18 products
Centennial collection with 36 products
36 products
Champagne collection with 76 products
76 products
Chargers collection with 35 products
35 products
Charlotte Moss Elsie collection with 12 products
Charlotte Moss Elsie
12 products
Charlotte Moss Nancy collection with 12 products
Charlotte Moss Nancy
12 products
Chateau collection with 19 products
19 products
ColorBurst Blue-Gold collection with 11 products
ColorBurst Blue-Gold
11 products
ColorBurst Blue-Plain collection with 11 products
ColorBurst Blue-Plain
11 products
ColorBurst Green-Gold collection with 11 products
ColorBurst Green-Gold
11 products
ColorBurst Green-Plain collection with 11 products
ColorBurst Green-Plain
11 products
ColorBurst Orange-Gold collection with 11 products
ColorBurst Orange-Gold
11 products
Constellation Gold collection with 6 products
Constellation Gold
6 products
Constellation Silver collection with 6 products
Constellation Silver
6 products
Cosmopolitan Black collection with 37 products
Cosmopolitan Black
37 products
Crescent collection with 48 products
48 products
Dominique collection with 19 products
19 products
Dominique Regal collection with 3 products
Dominique Regal
3 products
Eisenhower Charger collection with 2 products
Eisenhower Charger
2 products
Galaxy collection with 6 products
6 products
Geneva collection with 78 products
78 products
Georgian Autumn collection with 6 products
Georgian Autumn
6 products
Georgian Gold collection with 7 products
Georgian Gold
7 products
Georgian Platinum collection with 7 products
Georgian Platinum
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
High Point Platinum collection with 22 products
High Point Platinum
22 products
Infinity collection with 18 products
18 products
Katarina collection with 18 products
18 products
Lincoln collection with 25 products
25 products
Luxor collection with 18 products
18 products
Metropolitan Gold collection with 9 products
Metropolitan Gold
9 products
Metropolitan Platinum collection with 4 products
Metropolitan Platinum
4 products
Palace collection with 79 products
79 products
Palace Royale collection with 21 products
Palace Royale
21 products
Palladium collection with 19 products
19 products
Platinum Radiance collection with 23 products
Platinum Radiance
23 products
Richmond collection with 21 products
21 products
Royale collection with 17 products
17 products
Santa Clara collection with 20 products
Santa Clara
20 products
Savannah collection with 22 products
22 products
Seasons collection with 4 products
4 products
Seasons of a Rose collection with 18 products
Seasons of a Rose
18 products
Solstice collection with 36 products
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
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
31 products
Wind collection with 13 products
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
Wind & Wings 5-Darner collection with 12 products
Wind & Wings 5-Darner
12 products
Winter Festival collection with 41 products
Winter Festival
41 products

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.