the story also says royal worcester and spode are also in bankruptcy.
i have some of their patterns (wedgwood "oberon" http://www.giftcollector.com/productl... and "brambleberry", r.w. "evesham gold" http://www.europeantableware.com/Roya... ), and have always loved spode (but cannot afford it) -- esp. their christmas rose and floral patterns.
could luxury-gorgeous portmeirion be far behind? too sad.
i guess prices for existing china inventory/patterns will now start going way up. it might be a good time to start acquisitions, esp. if you have incomplete sets.
now i know civilization is heading down the tubes! ;-(.
care to post pics/links of your favorites?