Masons, officially known as Mason's Ironstone China, is a celebrated British manufacturer of ceramic tableware and decorative items. Founded in 1800 by Miles Mason in Staffordshire, England, the company initially gained fame for its production of durable ironstone pottery. Masons became especially well-known for its exquisite hand-painted designs in the famous "Mason's Patent Ironstone China" line, which featured intricate patterns in blue and white. These patterns often drew inspiration from Asian and European motifs, reflecting the popular taste of the time.