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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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Royal Albert "Old Country Roses" Fine Bone China Tea Set - thirty nine piece, setting for twelve.
Dec 11, 7:00 PM AEDT
Royal Albert "Old Country Roses" Fine Bone China Tea Set - thirty nine piece, setting for twelve.
by Bargain Hunt Auctions
Est: AUD0- AUD0
AUD1004 Bids
Royal Albert 'Old Country Roses' Dinner Set,
Dec 14, 10:00 AM AEDT
Royal Albert 'Old Country Roses' Dinner Set,
by Aalders Auctions
Est: AUD300- AUD400
AUD1601 Bid
Royal Albert 'Holyrood' Porcelain Dinner Service,
Dec 14, 10:00 AM AEDT
Royal Albert 'Holyrood' Porcelain Dinner Service,
by Aalders Auctions
Est: AUD300- AUD600
AUD1601 Bid
Royal albert Val D'or tea service, white & gilt highlighted, approx 26 pieces
Dec 13, 10:00 AM AEDT
Royal albert Val D'or tea service, white & gilt highlighted, approx 26 pieces
by Vickers & Hoad
Est: AUD120- AUD160
AUD901 Bid
Boxed Royal Albert Old Country Rose Patterned Vase, height 16.5cm
Dec 09, 10:00 AM GMT
Boxed Royal Albert Old Country Rose Patterned Vase, height 16.5cm
by Potteries Auctions
Est: £10- £20
£100 Bids
Royal Albert Queens Messenger patterned tea set , 22 piece , milk jug cracked
Dec 10, 10:00 AM GMT
Royal Albert Queens Messenger patterned tea set , 22 piece , milk jug cracked
by Potteries Auctions
Est: £25- £50
£250 Bids
Set beautiful Royal Albert china set
Dec 17, 2:00 PM PST
Set beautiful Royal Albert china set
by International Auction Gallery
Est: $300- $500
$1000 Bids
Royal Albert Old Country Rose Patterned tea set together with wall clock & decorative plate
Dec 10, 10:00 AM GMT
Royal Albert Old Country Rose Patterned tea set together with wall clock & decorative plate
by Potteries Auctions
Est: £40- £80
£400 Bids
Royal Albert Old Country Roses patterned tea ware, 27 pieces
Dec 10, 10:00 AM GMT
Royal Albert Old Country Roses patterned tea ware, 27 pieces
by Potteries Auctions
Est: £40- £80
£400 Bids
An Antique Royal Albert Porcelain Oval Rose Plate
Dec 10, 1:00 PM EST
An Antique Royal Albert Porcelain Oval Rose Plate
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $25- $250
$250 Bids
Royal Albert Serena patterned 20 piece tea set
Dec 10, 10:00 AM GMT
Royal Albert Serena patterned 20 piece tea set
by Potteries Auctions
Est: £60- £120
£600 Bids
Early English Royal Albert cup and saucer set
Dec 19, 11:30 PM EST
Early English Royal Albert cup and saucer set
by Baker's Antiques and Auctions
Est: $50- $60
$400 Bids
Royal Albert Memory Lane dinner, tea and coffee se…
Dec 11, 11:00 AM AEDT
Royal Albert Memory Lane dinner, tea and coffee se…
by Amanda Addams Auctions
Est: AUD300- AUD500
AUD2250 Bids
A Pair of Royal Albert Plates "Colleen" Pattern
Dec 11, 1:00 PM EST
A Pair of Royal Albert Plates "Colleen" Pattern
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $30- $300
$300 Bids
Set of Royal Albert Festive Serving Dishes,
Dec 14, 10:00 AM AEDT
Set of Royal Albert Festive Serving Dishes,
by Aalders Auctions
Est: AUD80- AUD120
AUD400 Bids
Royal Albert Bone China Old Country Roses
Dec 16, 12:00 PM EST
Royal Albert Bone China Old Country Roses
by Greenwich Auction
Est: $500- $700
$1000 Bids
21 Pieces of Royal Albert - Multi-Colour
Dec 11, 10:00 AM AEST
21 Pieces of Royal Albert - Multi-Colour
by Danielle Elizabeth Antique & Estate Auctioneers
Est: AUD100- AUD200
AUD800 Bids

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