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Royal Albert China

Royal Albert China began producing bone china in 1896 when Thomas Clark Wild bought a pottery in England and named it Albert Works in honor of the birth of Prince Albert. Royal Albert China's popularity took off when they created commemorative pieces for Queen Victoria's 1897 Diamond Jubilee. In 1904, they earned a Royal Warrant, issued to tradespeople who supply goods and services to the royal court.

Inspired by the excesses of Victorian Era England, Royal Albert China created many porcelain pieces depicting the English gardens and woodlands. Their designs ranged from simple to more intricate, appealing to a wide range of tastes. Royal Albert's most popular china pattern was Old Country Roses, introduced in 1962. It was inspired by the time-honored English traditions of gardening and tea time. More than 150 million pieces were sold.

In 2006, Royal Albert celebrated 100 years and launched a 100 years collection commemorating all of the patterns created over the past century. In 2014, model Miranda Kerr became Royal Albert's spokesperson, creating patterns inspired by her love of peonies and butterflies, remaining at the forefront of popular culture.


Quick Facts

  • Royal Albert was acquired by Royal Doulton in 1972. In 2009, Waterford Wedgwood absorbed Royal Doulton and its holdings, putting Royal Doulton, Minton, and Royal Albert under the Waterford Wedgwood umbrella
  • In 2012, Royal Albert created the New Country Roses pattern to celebrate 50 years of the pattern Old Country Roses
  • In 2002, Royal Doulton moved Royal Albert production from England to Indonesia, making all pieces marked with Made in England more valuable to collectors

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Two Tea Cups Marked Royal Albert
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Two Tea Cups Marked Royal Albert
by Theodore Bruce Auctioneers & Valuers
Est: AUD0- AUD0
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(20) Vintage Cup & Saucer Collection, Royal Albert
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Est: $0- $0
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ROYAL ALBERT English bone china "Old Country Roses" pattern, total 6 items.
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ROYAL ALBERT English bone china "Old Country Roses" pattern, total 6 items.
by Bargain Hunt Auctions
Est: AUD0- AUD0
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Royal Albert Earthenware Teapot, Old Country Roses
Feb 27, 2:00 PM EST
Royal Albert Earthenware Teapot, Old Country Roses
by Lion and Unicorn
Est: $10- $200
$101 Bid
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Royal Albert Earthenware Teapot, Old Country Roses Signed
Feb 27, 2:00 PM EST
Royal Albert Earthenware Teapot, Old Country Roses Signed
by Lion and Unicorn
Est: $10- $200
$101 Bid
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Royal Albert Earthenware Teapot, Old Country Roses Signed
Feb 27, 2:00 PM EST
Royal Albert Earthenware Teapot, Old Country Roses Signed
by Lion and Unicorn
Est: $10- $200
$101 Bid
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3pc Royal Albert Bone China Lady Carlyle Tea Set
Feb 27, 2:00 PM EST
3pc Royal Albert Bone China Lady Carlyle Tea Set
by Lion and Unicorn
Est: $10- $200
$101 Bid
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3pc Royal Albert Bone China Lady Carlyle Tea Set
Feb 27, 2:00 PM EST
3pc Royal Albert Bone China Lady Carlyle Tea Set
by Lion and Unicorn
Est: $10- $200
$101 Bid
A extensive collection of Royal Albert Lavender Rose
Mar 08, 10:00 AM GMT
A extensive collection of Royal Albert Lavender Rose
by Potteries Auctions
Est: £350- £700
£1701 Bid
ROYAL ALBERT English bone china "Old Country Roses" pattern, 8 x trios, total 24 pieces.
Feb 26, 7:00 PM AEDT
ROYAL ALBERT English bone china "Old Country Roses" pattern, 8 x trios, total 24 pieces.
by Bargain Hunt Auctions
Est: AUD0- AUD0
AUD201 Bid
Set of 6 Royal Albert “Old Country Roses” Teacups
Feb 25, 10:30 AM AEDT
Set of 6 Royal Albert “Old Country Roses” Teacups
by Kerleys Auctions
Est: AUD80- AUD120
AUD401 Bid
ROYAL ALBERT English bone china "Old Country Roses" pattern, 4 x coffee trios. Total 12 pieces.
Feb 26, 7:00 PM AEDT
ROYAL ALBERT English bone china "Old Country Roses" pattern, 4 x coffee trios. Total 12 pieces.
by Bargain Hunt Auctions
Est: AUD0- AUD0
AUD201 Bid
ROYAL ALBERT English bone china "Old Country Roses" pattern part tea set, total 12 items.
Feb 26, 7:00 PM AEDT
ROYAL ALBERT English bone china "Old Country Roses" pattern part tea set, total 12 items.
by Bargain Hunt Auctions
Est: AUD0- AUD0
AUD201 Bid
ROYAL ALBERT English bone china "Old Country Roses" pattern, 4 x trios. Total 12 pieces.
Feb 26, 7:00 PM AEDT
ROYAL ALBERT English bone china "Old Country Roses" pattern, 4 x trios. Total 12 pieces.
by Bargain Hunt Auctions
Est: AUD0- AUD0
AUD201 Bid
ROYAL ALBERT English bone china "Old Country Roses" pattern, 6 x dinner plates.
Feb 26, 7:00 PM AEDT
ROYAL ALBERT English bone china "Old Country Roses" pattern, 6 x dinner plates.
by Bargain Hunt Auctions
Est: AUD0- AUD0
AUD201 Bid
ROYAL ALBERT English bone china "Old Country Roses" pattern, 6 x dinner plates.
Feb 26, 7:00 PM AEDT
ROYAL ALBERT English bone china "Old Country Roses" pattern, 6 x dinner plates.
by Bargain Hunt Auctions
Est: AUD0- AUD0
AUD201 Bid
ROYAL ALBERT English bone china "Old Country Roses" pattern, 9 x soup coupe bowls.
Feb 26, 7:00 PM AEDT
ROYAL ALBERT English bone china "Old Country Roses" pattern, 9 x soup coupe bowls.
by Bargain Hunt Auctions
Est: AUD0- AUD0
AUD201 Bid
A quantity of Royal Albert dinner and tea wares decorated in the Old Countr
Feb 25, 9:00 AM GMT
A quantity of Royal Albert dinner and tea wares decorated in the Old Countr
by Claydon Auctioneers
Est: £100- £200
£1000 Bids

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