L.A. Birks and Co. was a British company that produced china and earthenware in the early 20th century. The company was founded in 1897 and was based in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England. L.A. Birks and Co. produced a range of decorative and functional items, including dinnerware, teapots, vases, and figurines.
One of the most popular patterns produced by L.A. Birks and Co. was the Hogarth pattern, which featured a blue and white design with floral and geometric motifs. The pattern was named after the 18th-century British artist William Hogarth, who was known for his satirical paintings and engravings.
The Hogarth pattern was produced in several different styles, including a “Balmoral” style with a dark blue border and a “Hudson” style with a light blue border. The pattern was also produced in a range of different items, including teapots, plates, and serving dishes.
Today, L.A. Birks and Co. china are highly collectable, and pieces in the Hogarth pattern can be found in antique shops and online marketplaces. The company ceased production in the mid-20th century, but its pieces remain a popular choice for collectors of vintage British china.