Royal Albert Old English Rose Tennis Set


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Royal Albert Old English Rose Tennis Set

Royal Albert Old English Rose is a much-loved pattern with roses in pink shades s on a white background finished with 22ct gold trim.

Do you know why tennis sets were made?

Afternoon tea was often served at Wimbledon, but it was difficult to hold everything in one hand. A Tennis Set (called a Hostess Set) was created with a smaller plate that could hold a cup and that delicious scone and be held in one hand allowing the other hand to either sip tea or wave at the umpire if they did something wrong!


The Old English Rose Tennis Set features:

  • c. 1945's - 1960's
  • Made in England
  • Made from fine bone china
  • Good condition - no chips, cracks, crazing, scratches or loss of trim
  • 1 x Hampton shape cup
  • 1 x tennis plate


New – new purchase, not previously owned. Currently in production, in the original packaging, purchased from the manufacturer through retail or third-party distribution.

New Discontinued – not in production, previously purchased or owned, in the original packaging, purchased from the manufacturer through retail or third-party distribution.

Unused, Never Used – in the original packaging, never washed or removed from packaging.

Excellent Condition – no visible usage marks, chips, scratches, cracks, loss of trim or discolouration to the pattern and may have been washed or displayed only.

Good Condition – some usage, minimal usage marks, no chips, cracks, loss of trim or discolouration to the pattern. Most vintage china is in this category.

Fair Condition – visible usage, some surface scratches, loss of trim, fading of pattern or colours or some stains.

Poor Condition – damaged, cracked, chipped, no trim. 

Vintage and Pre-loved

Our vintage and preloved items come with a history of use, wear, or small defects that will not impact the joy of owning them. It is common to see tool marks, painting and gilding slips, internal and surface bubbles or spots created during the manufacturing processes used in the past. Manufacturing defects are not considered damage or noted in the description. The history and manufacturing of vintage items create the charm and appeal of exquisite vintage treasures that are not in new pristine condition.

Vintage treasures are described and represented to the best of our knowledge, noting any chips, cracks, crazing as outlined in the Condition Rating below. Photos will form part of the description to assist you in your decision-making process.



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