Vintage ROYAL ALBERT bone china tea cup (teacup) & saucer set with light and dark green leaves and golden seed puffs. (1960's) This un-named pattern has gold metallic trim along the outside scalloped edge of the saucer and along the rim of the teacup, the base and the handle. The English bone china teacup and saucer have a ribbed-like design, which is known as a "Shelley" or "Dainty" shape. Excellent condition with no chips, cracks, repairs or other damage to note.
To own a piece of Royal Albert is to have a piece of history in your hands. For this household name had links with the royal household from the start, after Prince Albert who became King George VI in 1936. China produced at the factory was therefore initially branded as Albert Crown China. 'Royal' was added in 1904. But it soon became known familiarly as 'Royal Albert'…
Many early shapes were fluted, and included floral motifs and rich patterns in shades of red, green and blue in the style of popular Japanese Imari patterns. Above all, Royal Albert's early success was linked to an uncanny ability to cater for all tastes - from the modest to the most expensive. What’s more, the first Royal commemoratives were produced as early as 1897 to celebrate Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee. So, Royal Albert has always offered style that goes beyond the tabletop per se.
A flexible and progressive approach to products and manufacturing drove UK and, ultimately, international success for Royal Albert. Around 1910 the first overseas agency was established in New Zealand, and this was quickly followed by exports to Australia, Canada, and the USA. Moreover, TC eagerly embraced new technology and incorporated new processes for continuous improvement - Royal Albert was one of the very first in its field to install kilns fired by gas and electricity.
Yet it was Royal Albert’s designers who developed its distinctively English, globally popular, style. It was they who combined the fineness, whiteness and purity of the bone china ceramic body with sensual and informal rococo shapes and floral designs. The English fondness for cottage gardens and shady woods naturally inspired thousands of designs - motifs which have been adapted and updated through period fashions, such as 1920s vivid Art Deco floral patterns. It’s proved a winning tableware formula – inspired by Victorian chintz, Lady Carlyle has proved a popular success for over 50 years.
The vintage Royal Albert teacup measures 2-3/4" tall. 3-1/2" in diameter; the matching saucer measures 5" in diameter and 3/4" tall. The backstamp on both the teacup & saucer are post-WWII and was used during the 1950's until the mid-1970's. ROYAL ALBERT, BONE CHINA, ENGLAND.
A2194 - Vintage ROYAL ALBERT Tea Cup (Teacup) & Saucer Set Green & Tan Leaves Golden Seed Puffs