Pickard has been America’s oldest china company. The journey started in the year 1893 when the company was established in Edgerton, Wisconsin. It was moved to Chicago in 1897 and since then it was known to be a studio specializing in hand painted art pieces, dessert and tea sets. Many of the original Pickard china artists were from the Art Institute of Chicago and some came all the way from Europe to decorate unique china pieces. These early pieces are highly priced and sought-out by collectors. When you want the best American china, you should only think about getting Pickard pieces. This is exactly what many prestigious hotels and heads of states know. Pickard has been selected to produce exclusive fine china for Hilton, Sheraton, and Marriot. Pickard has also been commissioned by The King of Saudi Arabia and the Queen of England.