As it embarks on a new century of fine china design, Royal Albert honors the artistic achievements of the one it has so faithfully chronicled with this stunning 100 Years of Royal Albert tribute collection. Employing classic shapes and delicate floral motifs, the 10-part series, which includes teaware, figurines, and brooches, recalls major British historical events and style trends from each decade of the 21st century. Inspiration for the series came from previous Royal Albert designs and its archive pattern books.
This 10-piece teacup and saucer set includes the patterns from 1900 to 1940. Crafted of bone china with lustrous 22-karat gold trim, the five pairs all share the same shape for a highly coordinated look at the table while showcasing the special beauty of each decade's design. For instance, set the dark, ornate 1910 Duchess next to the simple, fresh 1930 Polka Rose for an unexpected combination that delights the senses. Royal Albert's signature roses provide a common theme that ties the styles together. Each piece has a commemorative backstamp, and the set comes packaged in a presentation-style pink and burgundy hatbox with illustrations of all the patterns. The china is dishwasher-safe and carries a two-year warranty. --Kara Karll
Royal Doulton announces the international launch of the 100 Years of Royal Albert collection, celebrating a century of English craftsmanship through ten patterns representing design trends of each decade of the 20th century. Royal Albert’s success dates back to the late 1800’s, and the new collection celebrates the brand’s vitality, longevity and rich design history. The collection features all bone china with 22 karat gold accents on teacups, saucers, plates, mugs, teapots, creamers, sugar bowls and figurines. Every pattern included in the collection captures the true historical design statements and trends of each time period. Featuring Royal Albert brand signature delicate florals in many of the patterns, all items from the 100 Years of Royal Albert collection are packaged in unique deep pink and burgundy Royal Albert hatboxes with illustrations of all ten patterns.