Text by Britt Crawford • Photography by John O’Hagan
Royal Doulton’s Centennial Rose presents a timeless rosy motif idyllic for a springtide table.
Since Royal Doulton’s eponymous founder John Doulton invested his life savings of £100 (approximately $450 US at the time) in a small London pottery operation in 1815, the brand has made its mark as a teaware and dinnerware manufacturer. While city regulations forced the pottery maker to transfer from its original London headquarters to Stoke-on-Trent in 1955, the brand maintained its reputation for producing stunning, timeless pieces such as Centennial Rose, which was unveiled in 1997 and discontinued in 2008. The illustrated floral motif, with the namesake bloom at the center of its design, along with the sponged blue border and gilded trim, make it a pastoral piece for seasonal enjoyment.