Bone china cup from a television set
- Object Number: STKMG:1987.P.514.1
- Simple Name: cup
- Full Name:
- Production Person: Holdcroft, Harold (pattern designer)
- Production Place: Stoke-on-Trent
- Production Place: Staffordshire
- Production Place: England
- Production Organisation: Thomas C. Wild & Sons (factory)
- Summary: Bone china cup from a television set. Decorated with 'Old Country Roses. Overglaze printed design of sprays of red and yellow roses with a sponged bright gold band around the rims.
- Terms:101 Ceramic Highlights
- Additional Notes: ?Old Country Roses? was designed in 1962 by Art Director Harold Holdcroft, on the ?Montrose? shape. The pattern has been in constant production since it?s introduction and is the largest selling bone china pattern in the world. This pairing of objects, acting as cup & saucer and snack plate, has been re branded several times. By the 1960s these sets were being marketing as ?television sets? but previous generations had known them under different names, including ?tennis? and ?bridge sets?. Holdcroft based the famous pattern on a earlier 1921 pattern, ?Kings Ransom?. Floral patterns have continued to dominate Royal Albert wares including many variants of the ?Old Country Roses? pattern.
- Contact: Potteries Museum and Art Gallery