Designed in 1962 by Harold Holdcroft, Royal Albert's Old Country Roses has become one of the most popular china patterns in the company's century-long history. The sumptuous design is enhanced by the pieces sophisticated shape, graceful floral ornamentation, and rich feminine colors, with a style and elegance that are uniquely English.
The crisp whiteness of the tea cup and saucer gracefully showcase the country roses in shades of pink and soft yellow. Set on a bed of greenery, the delicate flowers resemble those growing in a classic English garden. A fluted pattern and hand-trimmed border in 22-carat gold decorate both pieces of the set, and completes the romantic design. The saucer measures 5-1/2 inches in diameter, while the tea cup holds 6-1/2 ounces and is adorned with an ornately arched handle. For best results, Royal Albert recommends washing fine bone china by hand. --Lea Werbel
Royal Albert's "Old Country Roses" tableware design is one of the most popular bone china patterns of all time. It has sold over 150 million pieces since it was introduced in 1962. The success of Royal Albert, founded in 1896, billows from its quintessentially English grace and elegance and its sense of timeless, romantic fantasy. These qualities are reflected through the delicate floral decoration and flowing curves.