Royal Albert gets it's name from the Albert Works, built in 1846 and named after Prince Albert, Queen Victoria's Consort. In 1896 Thomas Wild and his son Thomas C Wild purchased the works and only a year later they obtained a Royal Warrant when they made a range of commemorative pieces for Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee. The name was changed to Royal Albert in 1904. Always famed for their floral designs, these started with Victorian Chintz like patterns, evolving in the 1920s to Art Deco patterns. Perhaps the most famous of their floral patterns is the Old Country Roses pattern which was first issued in 1962 and is still produced today.
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