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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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Est: AUD20- AUD40
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Oct 23, 10:00 AM MST
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Est: $0- $0
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A 21 Piece Royal Albert "Cottage Garden" Tea Set
Oct 24, 10:00 AM SAST
A 21 Piece Royal Albert "Cottage Garden" Tea Set
by 5th Avenue Auctioneers
Est: R2,000- R3,000
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Oct 31, 9:30 AM AEDT
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Est: AUD40- AUD60
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Collection of assorted cups and saucers etc
Oct 25, 7:00 PM AEDT
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by Bargain Hunt Auctions
Est: AUD0- AUD0
AUD252 Bids
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Oct 25, 7:00 PM AEDT
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by Bargain Hunt Auctions
Est: AUD0- AUD0
AUD252 Bids
Three pieces of Royal Albert ''Old Country Roses'', vase is 30.5cm H
Oct 25, 7:00 PM AEDT
Three pieces of Royal Albert ''Old Country Roses'', vase is 30.5cm H
by Bargain Hunt Auctions
Est: AUD0- AUD0
AUD201 Bid
A Royal Albert 'Old Country Roses' Tea and Dinner Suite
Oct 28, 10:00 AM AEDT
A Royal Albert 'Old Country Roses' Tea and Dinner Suite
by Lawsons
Est: AUD800- AUD1,200
AUD4001 Bid
Royal Albert Old Country Roses Chintz Tea Pot and Covered Sugar, EC
Jan 15, 1:00 PM EST
Royal Albert Old Country Roses Chintz Tea Pot and Covered Sugar, EC
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Est: $0- $0
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Royal Albert "Royalty" Pattern Partial Dinner Service
Oct 24, 10:00 AM CDT
Royal Albert "Royalty" Pattern Partial Dinner Service
by New Orleans Auction Galleries
Est: $1,000- $1,500
$8000 Bids
Early English Royal Albert cup and saucer set
Nov 01, 11:30 PM EDT
Early English Royal Albert cup and saucer set
by Baker's Antiques and Auctions
Est: $50- $60
$400 Bids
Three place settings, Royal Al
Nov 03, 10:00 AM CET
Three place settings, Royal Al
by Historia Auktionshaus
Est: €0- €0
€400 Bids
An Antique Royal Albert Porcelain Oval Rose Plate
Oct 23, 1:00 PM EDT
An Antique Royal Albert Porcelain Oval Rose Plate
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $25- $250
$250 Bids
4 ROYAL ALBERT "OLD COUNTRY ROSES" DINNER PLATES
Oct 25, 4:00 PM EDT
4 ROYAL ALBERT "OLD COUNTRY ROSES" DINNER PLATES
by DejaVu Estate Sales & Auctions
Est: $100- $125
$200 Bids
A Pair of Royal Albert Plates "Colleen" Pattern
Oct 24, 1:00 PM EDT
A Pair of Royal Albert Plates "Colleen" Pattern
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $30- $300
$300 Bids
A Sweet Romance Porcelain Plate
Oct 24, 1:00 PM EDT
A Sweet Romance Porcelain Plate
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $10- $100
$100 Bids
4 piece lot Royal Albert, Aynsley and other china
Oct 24, 11:00 AM AEST
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by Pfeffer's Auctions
Est: AUD100- AUD200
AUD500 Bids
18-teiliges Kaffeeservice ohne Kanne Milch und Zucker,Porzellan Royal Albert,zusammen
Nov 20, 11:00 AM CET
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by Auction Partners
Est: €50- €0
€500 Bids
A Royal Albert Lovebirds Dinner Service 6737 c. 1920's
Oct 31, 11:00 AM AEDT
A Royal Albert Lovebirds Dinner Service 6737 c. 1920's
by Theodore Bruce
Est: AUD300- AUD500
AUD1500 Bids
A Collection of English Ceramics including Royal Albert English Roses & a Edward Coronation Beaker
Oct 31, 11:00 AM AEDT
A Collection of English Ceramics including Royal Albert English Roses & a Edward Coronation Beaker
by Theodore Bruce
Est: AUD40- AUD60
AUD200 Bids
A Collection of Ceramics Incl. Royal Albert Cup & Saucer & Australian Signed Studio Pottery
Oct 31, 11:00 AM AEDT
A Collection of Ceramics Incl. Royal Albert Cup & Saucer & Australian Signed Studio Pottery
by Theodore Bruce
Est: AUD60- AUD80
AUD300 Bids
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Monatstasse "Ferbruary" von Royal Albert, violets
Oct 30, 11:00 AM CEST
Monatstasse "Ferbruary" von Royal Albert, violets
by Auktionshalle Cuxhaven
Est: €0- €0
€50 Bids
A Collection of Ceramics incl. Royal Albert Old Country Roses
Nov 14, 11:00 AM AEDT
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Est: AUD40- AUD60
AUD200 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Royal Albert China


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