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Waterford China, China Replacements, Tableware, Special Occasion Ornaments

Waterford China and Marquis Ornament Replacements made by Waterford China in England.

Waterford Wedgwood plc is a holding company for two of the world's most highly respected names in tableware: Waterford Crystal Limited, which is the world's leading manufacturer of premium cut-glass crystal and one of the most important exporters in Ireland, and Josiah Wedgwood and Sons Limited, a British producer of bone china and fine ceramics that is best known for its distinctive and long-lived patterns. Both of these branches of the company draw upon traditions of craftsmanship that date back to the 18th century. Waterford and Wedgwood merged in 1986. The combined company went on an acquisitions spree in the late 1990s, purchasing Stuart & Sons Ltd., a U.K. premium crystal maker; a majority stake in Rosenthal A.G., a German maker of fine porcelain; and All-Clad Metalcrafters Inc., a U.S.-based maker of premium cookware. Although Waterford Wedgwood sells its luxury items in more than 80 countries worldwide, more than 40 percent of revenues are generated in the United States.