Wade pottery is made by the Wade Group of Potteries started in 1810 near Burslem, England. Several potteries merged to become George Wade & Son, Ltd. early in the twentieth century, and other potteries have been added through the years. The best known Wade pieces are the small figurines given away with Red Rose Tea and other promotional items. Wade also made porcelain for insulators when gas first replaced electricity and glazed ceramic tiles were used for walls and fireplaces. The Disney figures are listed in the Disneyana category.