Harry Wheatcroft Paragon Six Famous Roses China 21 Piece Tea Set
An absolutely beautiful Harry Wheatcroft Paragon Six Famous Roses China 21 Piece Tea Set. Each piece features one of Harry Wheatcroft’s “Six world famous roses.”
Every item is made from fine bone china and the edges are gilded. The inside of each tea cup is pastel coloured to complement the rose design. They are in good vintage condition, with some manufacturing defects, and with a little wear to the gilding on the rims. There are no chips, cracks or crazing.
A wonderful set which has all the china you need for that perfect Afternoon Tea! All you need to do is provide the cake, scones and sandwiches!
The bottom of each piece is back marked with:-
The coat of Arms of HM Queen Elizabeth
By appointment to Her Majesty The Queen China Potters
Fine Bone China
Six World Famous Roses
Signed with Harry Wheatcroft’s signature and the name of the rose.
This listing is for 21 pieces comprising:
- 6 teacups featuring 6 different roses: 3 ins / 7 cm high
- 6 saucers featuring 6 different roses: diameter of 5½ ins / 14 cm
- 6 tea plates featuring 6 different roses: diameter of 6 ins / 15.7 cm
- One Sugar Bowl featuring the rose ‘Grand Gala’
- One Milk Jug featuring the rose ‘Rendezvous’
- One Cake/Bread and Butter plate featuring the rose ‘Peace’
The ‘Six World Famous Roses’ range was designed in conjunction with the renowned rose grower, Harry Wheatcroft (1898-1977). An eccentric English Gardener known for his flamboyant clothes and huge whiskers! He was also responsible for introducing some of Britain’s best loved roses, including ‘Peace’ and ‘Queen Elizabeth.’
The six roses chosen for this quintessentially British tea set are as follows:-
- Prelude: Pink rose
- Peace: yellow/red tea rose
- Virgo: white rose
- Grand Gala: Red rose
- Rendezvous: Pink/Red rose
- Madame Savage: Yellow rose
The roses are set against a white china background and the inside of the cups are pastel coloured.
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According to Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paragon_China
The Paragon China Company was a British manufacturer of bone china from 1919 to 1960, based in Longton, Stoke-on-Trent, previously known as the Star China Company, and more recently part of the Royal Doulton group. Paragon was noted for producing high quality teaware and tableware, and was granted royal warrants of appointment by several members of the British Royal Family.