Every couple of weeks I go to Heirloom Antiques to buy more saucers from the collection of Mary Nielson. There are shelves upon shelves with stacks of saucers. I love going through them all, one by one, and carefully making my selections. I put the ones I have picked into a ‘Oh, my God, have-to-have-it’ pile and then a ‘maybe, I-am-not-sure’ pile.
The saucer pictured here is one of those ‘have-to-have-it’. I have been collecting saucers for a few years now and it amazes me that I can still find saucers that absolutely take my breath away. And believe it or not, this pattern was manufactured by Royal Albert. I find a lot of Royal Albert and the patterns have become very stale for me. So I am totally mistaken to think that Royal Albert was the ‘white bread’ of fine china.
I only wish that there was a pattern name on the back. I like it when there is one because it gives it meaning; otherwise, I am lost as to how to reference it. So in need of a proper name, I will call this pattern ‘doodles’, just like the loopy doodles I draw with my pen when I am daydreaming.