Royal Albert, founded by Thomas Clark Wild around 1894, in England, offers the finest pottery and tableware. For over 100 years the Royal Albert name has always been associated with tablewares of the highest quality with famous and now collectable patterns like "Old Country Roses" and the more recent and very popular "Moonlight Rose" pattern. Royal Albert is named for Prince Albert, who was crowned King George VI in 1936, upon the abdication of his brother, Edward. Two royal warrants permit Royal Albert to issue commemorative bone china creations. "Old Country Roses" is the Royal Albert signature design by Harold Holdcroft. The designer portrayed English roses in full bloom in both bright and soft colors with gold stipple and a gold rim. This pattern has achieved sales of over 100 million pieces since its introduction in 1962. Whether you're looking for the perfect housewarming gift or looking to add elegant china to your own home, Royal Albert is the perfect choice for exquisite and collectible tableware.