From Wedgwood to Royal Worcester, many companies have created their own takes on the strawberry china pattern over the years. This motif, like so many edible inspired prints before it, is popular with china collectors all around the world. Because of the casual pattern, strawberry motif china is perfect in cottage style as well as country Victorian dining rooms. So, if you're not the typical china-owning pal and want something casual enough to eat a midnight snack off of, these strawberry collections are great for you.
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. You can choose either the accent salad plate (which has a wide, marbleized green rim) or the matching salad plate within this collection. Wedgwood Wild Strawberry China is also rimmed in 22 karat gold.
Some of the other pieces that can be purchased for this set are:
- Open sugar
- Lidded sugar
- Espresso mug
- Coffee mug
- Soup tureen
- Gravy boat
- Square bread and butter plate
Wedgwood still sells this specific pattern on their website, and you can find a full 5-piece place setting of the strawberry pattern for $190.
James Kent Strawberry Pattern
Old Foley's Strawberry pattern chinaware is an English product and has a fluted rim with strawberries and leaves an all over the pattern. Butterflies are scattered throughout the delicate design. This china pattern can be difficult to find in the United States, though it's not impossible. In fact, the popular dinnerware replacements company, Replacements Ltd., has various pieces from the collection listed online for about $15-$35 each. Granted, these pieces with affordable prices are the more commonly available ones like tea saucers and salad plates.
Other available pieces you can find in this collection include:
- 9 7/8 inch plates
- Oval platters
- Rectangular platters
- Gravy boat
- Sectioned platter
Royal Worcester Strawberry Fair
The Strawberry Fair pattern is made up of large sprays of berries and leaves, with butterflies and bees scattered throughout, and features a gold rim. Interestingly, this pattern shows more white space than either of the previous patterns, and you can find place settings for about $50 on average.
Items in this collection include:
- Oval platter
- Coffee pot
- Sugar bowl
- Souffle dish
- Round plate
- Oval plate
- Bread and butter dish
- Gratin dish
Rosina-Queens Virginia Strawberry
Like so many strawberry china patterns, Virginia Strawberry has fluted edges and a gold rim. This pattern is more contemporary in its appearance, with a large cluster of plump berries, delicate flowers, and substantial green leaves. A spray of leaves and smaller berries is scattered over the opposing rim. Yellow butterflies finish off this garden motif. Rosina-Queens manufactured the chinaware 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
- Egg cup
- Snack plate
- Footed cup and saucer
When you're shopping around for a few pieces or an entire set of this unique pattern, you can expect to find each piece costing around $15. For instance, this 15-piece teaset recently sold for $221.35 on eBay.
Johnson Brothers Strawberry Fair
Johnson Brothers also manufactured a pattern called Strawberry Fair. It's a red transferware pattern with the bulk of its motif arranged in a wide band around the edge. The rim on the plates is scalloped and many of the bowls and cups have a small, matching motif inside. The bowl rims are decorated with a rope design, featuring strawberries and daisies. This pattern was manufactured between 1959-1973 and is one of the more unique strawberry china patterns available today.
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
According to recent auctions, a full set of Johnson Brother's Strawberry Fair in good condition is valued at about $200-$400. Unfortunately, this set only sold for $25 when put to sale, meaning that there might not be as much of a demand for this pattern as there once was.
Minton Victoria Strawberry White
One of the most unique strawberry designs is Minton's Victoria Strawberry White pattern; it features an embossed white on white design that's derived from an original Minton hand painted motif. The strawberries, vines, and leaves look carved into the milky white china, resulting in an elegant and beautiful product.
Pieces in this collection include:
- Pasta bowl
- Vegetable dish
- Handled cake plate
Interestingly, the Victoria Strawberry pattern was named for Queen Victoria and has continuously been in production since the 1850s. The hand painted version was owned by Queen Victoria and is still in use by the Royal Family. This fruitful pattern is also available in an embossed gold on white version which is breathtaking. You can find less decorative pieces of it on Replacements Ltd. for around $30-$40.
Homer Laughlin Brittany Strawberry
The Homer Laughlin Brittany Strawberry pattern was manufactured between 1939 and 1950. It's 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
- Serving bowl
This true mid-century pattern may bring back memories of eating dinners at your grandparents' or great-grandparents' house, and thanks to its durable design, sets are pretty affordable. For example, one dinner plate featuring this design is listed in an Etsy shop for about $7.
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
Cottage Core and Country Elegance Collide
Strawberry china designs are beautiful and comforting with their muted hues and whimsical designs. They can fit right at home in a country or cottage kitchen or even 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.