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About Old Country Roses
About Old Country Roses


Launched in 1962

 

Old Country Roses was designed by Harold Holdcroft and introduced in 1962. Its flamboyant design was inspired by the riot of color and assortment of flowers in a typical English cottage garden, and especially by fragrant roses in full bloom. Harold used both rich and soft colors combining lush deep red roses with warmth from a peach tea rose and delicacy from the blush pink, and accentuated the composition with rich green foliage.

 

Brilliant gold stippling and 22-carat gilded rims complete the design creating one of the most exuberant expressions of Royal Albert's acclaimed century-long, floral tradition. Overwhelmingly popular throughout the world, Old Country Roses is regarded as the epitome of fine English teaware.

Launched in 1962

 

Old Country Roses was designed by Harold Holdcroft and introduced in 1962. Its flamboyant design was inspired by the riot of color and assortment of flowers in a typical English cottage garden, and especially by fragrant roses in full bloom. Harold used both rich and soft colors combining lush deep red roses with warmth from a peach tea rose and delicacy from the blush pink, and accentuated the composition with rich green foliage.

 

Brilliant gold stippling and 22-carat gilded rims complete the design creating one of the most exuberant expressions of Royal Albert's acclaimed century-long, floral tradition. Overwhelmingly popular throughout the world, Old Country Roses is regarded as the epitome of fine English teaware.


with its clusters of red, pink and yellow roses...
with its clusters of red, pink and yellow roses...

Old Country Roses table photo
Old Country Roses table photo

Discerning details

 

Old Country Roses is a versatile pattern and its heart-warming nostalgic rose design is a perfect foil for memorable meals at any time of the day. In addition, the design can be mixed and matched with many others in the Royal Albert portfolio including New Country Roses, which features a delicate rose spray on soft pink and crisp white grounds.

 

The romance of Old Country Roses is enhanced by the generous rounded shapes of the tableware. The open cup shape is balanced by extravagant 18th century rococo inspired handles and by the subtle fluted rims of saucers and plates, which are outlined with a finely painted band of 22 carat gold. The teapot is also in rococo style, and features a graceful lobed shape with a gently fluted top, curvaceous handle and an elegant stylized flower finial to the knob on the lid.

Discerning details

 

Old Country Roses is a versatile pattern and its heart-warming nostalgic rose design is a perfect foil for memorable meals at any time of the day. In addition, the design can be mixed and matched with many others in the Royal Albert portfolio including New Country Roses, which features a delicate rose spray on soft pink and crisp white grounds.

 

The romance of Old Country Roses is enhanced by the generous rounded shapes of the tableware. The open cup shape is balanced by extravagant 18th century rococo inspired handles and by the subtle fluted rims of saucers and plates, which are outlined with a finely painted band of 22 carat gold. The teapot is also in rococo style, and features a graceful lobed shape with a gently fluted top, curvaceous handle and an elegant stylized flower finial to the knob on the lid.




The perfect celebration

 

Old Country Roses is made from pure bone china and, as with all Royal Albert tableware, high quality standards are paramount throughout manufacture with skilled craftsmen and women taking the utmost care at every stage of the decorative process.

 

A full suite of crystalline glassware, including red and white wine glasses and champagne flutes engraved with the iconic Old Country Roses design, is available to complement the ceramic tableware. Perfect for celebrations and everyday dining, the glasses are finished with a gold border.

The perfect celebration

 

Old Country Roses is made from pure bone china and, as with all Royal Albert tableware, high quality standards are paramount throughout manufacture with skilled craftsmen and women taking the utmost care at every stage of the decorative process.

 

A full suite of crystalline glassware, including red and white wine glasses and champagne flutes engraved with the iconic Old Country Roses design, is available to complement the ceramic tableware. Perfect for celebrations and everyday dining, the glasses are finished with a gold border.


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