Strawberry China Pattern

strawberry pattern

From Wedgwood to Royal Worcester, many companies have produced a strawberry china pattern over the years. This motif is popular with china collectors all over the world. Because of the casual pattern, strawberry motif china is perfect in cottage style as well as country Victorian dining rooms.

Wedgwood Wild Strawberry China Pattern

Wedgwood introduced the Wild Strawberry pattern in 1965. Detailed leaves and flowers are intertwined with luscious strawberries set on a creamy white background. The collector can choose either the accent salad plate, which has a wide, marbleized green rim, or the matching salad plate. Wedgwood Wild Strawberry China is rimmed in 22 karat gold.

Some of the pieces that can be purchased for this set are:

  • Open sugar
  • Lidded sugar
  • Espresso mug
  • Coffee mug
  • Teacup
  • Teapot
  • Soup tureen
  • Gravy boat
  • Square bread and butter plate

James Kent Strawberry and Butterfly Pattern

James Kent, Old Foley china, Strawberry and Butterfly pattern is Staffordshire and made in England. The china has a fluted rim with strawberries and leaves in an all over pattern on the china. Butterflies are scattered throughout. This china pattern can be difficult to find in the United States. Available pieces include:

  • 9 7/8 inch plates
  • Bowls
  • Oval platters
  • Rectangular platters
  • Gravy boat
  • Teapot
  • Sectioned platter

Royal Worcester Strawberry Fair

The Strawberry Fair pattern is made up of large sprays of berries and leaves with butterflies and bees. It also has a gold rim. This pattern shows more white space than either of the previous patterns.Items in this collection include:

  • Oval platter
  • Teapot
  • Coffee pot
  • Sugar bowl
  • Souffle dish
  • Round plate
  • Oval plate
  • Bread and butter dish
  • Ramekin
  • Gratin dish

Queens/Rosina Virginia Strawberry

Like so many strawberry china patterns, Virginia Strawberry has fluted edges and a gold rim. This pattern is more contemporary in look with a large cluster of plump berries, delicate flowers and large green leaves. A spray of leaves and smaller berries is scattered over the opposite rim. Yellow butterflies finish the motif. It was manufactured from 1948 through 1952.Besides the fluted design with gold rim Virginia Strawberry comes in:

  • Green trim
  • Eros shaped
  • Smooth shape (very contemporary)

Available pieces include:

  • Footed cheese plate
  • Oval vegetable bowl
  • Large sandwich tray
  • Teapot
  • Egg cup
  • Snack plate
  • Footed cup and saucer

Johnson Brothers Strawberry Fair

Johnson Brothers also manufactured a pattern called Strawberry Fair. It is a red transferware pattern with the bulk of the motif arranged in a wide band around the edge. The rim on the plates is scalloped.Many of the bowls and cups have a small, matching motif inside. The bowl rims are decorated with a rope design, strawberries and daisies. This is one of the more unique of the strawberry china patterns. It was manufactured from 1959 to 1973.

Johnson Brothers also manufactured a version of this pattern in blue transferware and called it Strawberry Fayre.

Pieces included in this design are:

  • Square cereal bowl
  • Square salad plate
  • Round covered vegetable bowl
  • Oval serving platter
  • Three tiered serving platter
  • Electric wall sconce
  • Tea pot
  • Rimmed soup bowl
  • Cranberry bowl

Minton Victoria Strawberry White

One of the most unique strawberry designs is Minton's Victoria Strawberry White, an embossed white on white design which is derived from an original Minton hand painted motif. The strawberries, vines and leaves look carved into the milky, white china. The result is elegant and beautiful.Pieces in this collection include:

  • Teacup
  • Sauceboat
  • Pasta bowl
  • Vegetable dish
  • Plate
  • Handled cake plate

The Victoria Strawberry pattern was named for Queen Victoria. It has been in production continuously since the 1850s. The hand painted version was owned by Queen Victoria and is still in use by the Royal Family.

This pattern is also available in an embossed gold on white version which is breathtaking.

Homer Laughlin Brittany Strawberry

The Homer Laughlin Brittany Strawberry pattern was produced from 1939 to 1950. It is a smooth design with bright contemporary strawberries and leaves on a white background. The pattern covers the wide rims of the plates and other dishes, keeping the center free of design.

Items in this motif include:

  • Dinner plate
  • Teacup
  • Serving bowl
  • Platter

Other Strawberry Patterns

Other companies did their own versions of the popular strawberry pattern. They include:

  • Syracuse China Strawberry Hill Pattern
  • Coalport Strawberry Pattern
  • Mikasa Strawberry Festival
  • Portmeirion Strawberry Fair

Country Elegant

Strawberry china designs are beautiful and comforting. They are at home in a country or cottage kitchen or the formal dining room of an English Country manor house. With so many motifs to choose from nearly anyone can find the perfect strawberry pattern for their décor.

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