Royal Albert China

Royal Albert china

Royal Albert English bone china

Royal Albert china is fine bone china and has been produced in England since 1896. Browse 100's of Royal Albert china items and patterns Royal Albert china remains one of the most popular of the bone china manufacturers in England. Old Country Roses is one of the most popular Royal Albert china patterns, having been made since the 1962 and is still in production today.

A short history of Royal Albert china

Royal Albert china was originally produced in the Albert pottery works Longton Royal Albert Crown China was a brand of Thomas C Wild and Co. The Royal Albert China works were acquired in 1917 along with a string of other producers including Roslyn China Ltd, Chapmans (Longton) Ltd, and Shore & Coggins Ltd (1918) and by 1919 Wilds operated 15 English pottery factories, and a string of English bone china brands.

By 1935 the Royal Albert Crown China and TCW branding had developed into Royal Albert Bone China.

In 1964 T C Wild & Co was bought by the Pearson Group then merged with Lawleys ltd to form Allied English Potteries Ltd, but Wild was allowed to operate almost independently, and Royal Albert China continued as a leading china brand of the company.

T. C. Wild & Sons Ltd continued production of their iconic Royal Albert China at the Edensor works, throughout the 1960's and in 1970 T C Wild was renamed Royal Albert Ltd. In 1972 The Royal Doulton Group acquired the Pearson Group, and all its subsidiaries. Production of Royal Albert China was transferred to St Mary's works until it closed in 1998.

Between 1998 and 2002 Royal Albert china production was transferred to other works including factories in Indonesia, so not all Royal Albert china is in fact English! 

In 2005 Wedgwood took over the Royal Doulton group, and the Royal Albert China Brand. Wedgwood china itself went into receivership in 2008, the current brand owners are WWRD Holding Ltd.

Royal Albert china pattern Old Country Roses, designed by Harold Holdcroft and introduced in 1962 remains the best recognised Royal Albert china pattern.

Browse our selection of top quality pre-loved vintage, antique and replacement Royal Albert bone china available to buy online in the UK. We have a large selection of beautiful Royal Albert china cups and saucers. We ship vintage and antique Royal Albert china worldwide.