October Rose


While pondering which teacup to display for this week’s tea parties, my still-blooming roses in the front yard reminded me of one of my favorite teacups.  Therefore,

The cup and saucer were quickly retrieved and roses pruned for a quick photo session.

This classic and popular china pattern is one that many will recognize as “Old English Roses” by Royal Albert.

RA issued this pattern on a variety of their cup shapes. Specifically, this cup is the Avon shape.

This week, I shall rename my vintage cup and saucer October Rose to coordinate with my autumn roses that appear to have survived a light frost.  The rose variety is Knockout Roses.  They do not require the care as tea roses.  No pun intended.  😉

I love a cup that has color on the exterior and interior.  The heavy gold gilding is an elegant touch and also dates it pre-WWII.  It displays nicely with its footed base trimmed in gold.

 The backstamp dates this cup to the years 1927-1935 according to RoyalAlbertPatterns.com.

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10 thoughts on “October Rose

  1. Hey Jill… Your ” October Rose” is so befitting of the season with it's richness of colour… It is one of my favourite patterns..How very lucky you are to have a few more beautiful roses … ENJOY your week…Hugs

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  2. Good morning Jill,Love your Old English Rose aka 'October Rose' teacup! I have two in this pattern in different shapes and they look so pretty together. The gold is stunning on your teacup. Very regal looking. Thank you for sharing and joining me for tea. Wishing you a most delightful day.Blessings,Sandi

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  3. What ever name it has…it's gorgeous! The pattern was also done with various gold trim options over the years, and the one you have is a more valuable one because of the wider sponged gold trim. They did gold line trim and various trim styles/widths at different times. Gorgeous. And your rose goes so well! Thanks for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!Ruth

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  4. Hi Jill! I'm late to the party as always lately. Old English Rose is so pretty! I really like your picture with the rose inside the cup–it's a tea-rrific shot! (sorry, I couldn't help it).

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