Adams Old Colonial

Adams Old Colonial

Adams Old Colonial pattern dates from the 1950s and featured a cut sponge decoration until 1970, when the mould was redone, after this time it was no longer hand painted but lithographed. A cookware range completed the set and was in production up until early 1984. By 1994, 'Old Colonial' was being marketed as part of the Adam's collection under the Wedgwood banner. This remaining Adam’s pattern was on Johnson Brothers' bodies decorated by Masons. The dinner service was in open stock until 1996, being just one of three best-selling patterns that continued when Adams was rationalized in April 1987.

The design uses bold colours to showcase the flowers and leaves on simple shapes with red bands/lines and appears to have evolved from early to mid-19th century ‘Persian Painted’ patterns such as ‘Adams Rose.’ The ‘Old Colonial’ pattern was the most heavily promoted, and ‘Old Colonial’ on Micratex was the featured cookware for Yorkshire Television’s cooking series “Farmhouse Kitchen." This classic pattern features both Chinese and lexagonal shapes. With an attractive red, blue, and purple floral border design, its distinctive design and shape is what makes it so popular and widely liked across the nation.

At Chinasearch, we stock an extensive collection of Old Colonial, from the famous rimmed bowls, to bread and butter plates, soup cups, and plenty more.

We have 36 lines of Adams Old Colonial in stock to buy now.

For help and advice on replacing or collecting Adams Old Colonial call us on 01926 512402, or for general information on buying discontinued china, read our Essential Guide.

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Adams Old Colonial Reviews

4.8 (399 reviews)
May 24th
Mal Herschell-Smith
East Riding Yorkshire
Adams Old Colonial Pepper Pot
Adams Old Colonial Pepper Pot
May 16th
Mrs Ann Blake
Abingdon
Adams Old Colonial Soup / Cereal Bowl
Adams Old Colonial Soup / Cereal Bowl
Apr 30th
Mrs Lynda Wood
Adams Old Colonial Dinner Plate
Adams Old Colonial Dinner Plate
Apr 9th
Mr David Morrison
Adams Old Colonial Soup / Cereal Bowl
Adams Old Colonial Soup / Cereal Bowl
Mar 5th
Madeleine Probert
Adams Old Colonial Breakfast / Lunch Plate
Adams Old Colonial Breakfast / Lunch Plate
Plates in good condition!
Feb 29th
Anne Walston
Cambridge
Adams Old Colonial Rimmed Bowl
Adams Old Colonial Rimmed Bowl
Feb 2nd
Mrs Jill Hinks
Adams Old Colonial Soup / Cereal Bowl
Adams Old Colonial Soup / Cereal Bowl
Good quality very nice product
Jan 3rd
Verified Customer
Adams Old Colonial Milk Jug
Adams Old Colonial Milk Jug
Just what I wanted for my tea set
Jan 1st
Mrs Virginia MacPherson
Adams Old Colonial Serving Bowl
Adams Old Colonial Serving Bowl
They were in good condition
Jan 1st
Mrs Virginia MacPherson
Adams Old Colonial Vegetable Dish (Open)
Adams Old Colonial Vegetable Dish (Open)
What I wanted and in good condition
Dec 21st 2023
Mrs Ann Blake
Adams Old Colonial Rimmed Bowl
Adams Old Colonial Rimmed Bowl
It has taken so long to replace since I requested my order.
Nov 13th 2023
Mrs Josephine Chisholm
Adams Old Colonial Soup / Cereal Bowl
Adams Old Colonial Soup / Cereal Bowl
All in good condition, exactly as described.
Nov 1st 2023
Robert Bristow
Adams Old Colonial Tea / Side Plate
Adams Old Colonial Tea / Side Plate
Oct 23rd 2023
Verified Customer
Adams Old Colonial Teacup
Adams Old Colonial Teacup
No issues at all - no other comments
Oct 19th 2023
Judith Graham
Adams Old Colonial Dinner Plate
Adams Old Colonial Dinner Plate
Oct 19th 2023
Judith Graham
Adams Old Colonial Soup / Cereal Bowl
Adams Old Colonial Soup / Cereal Bowl
Sep 26th 2023
Lucy T
Saffron Walden
Adams Old Colonial Salad / Dessert Plate
Adams Old Colonial Salad / Dessert Plate
It arrived promptly, well packaged and in good condition, exactly as described and just what I wanted. Would probably use again.
Sep 20th 2023
Verified Customer
Adams Old Colonial Tea / Side Plate
Adams Old Colonial Tea / Side Plate
Aug 30th 2023
Mrs Fiona Horsman
Adams Old Colonial Vegetable Dish (Open)
Adams Old Colonial Vegetable Dish (Open)
Jul 25th 2023
Mr John bacharach
Edinburgh
Adams Old Colonial Milk Jug
Adams Old Colonial Milk Jug
Well done. We will be in touch after next breakage!
Jul 6th 2023
Verified Customer
Adams Old Colonial Soup / Cereal Bowl
Adams Old Colonial Soup / Cereal Bowl
Bowls in excellent condition
Jun 5th 2023
Mrs Sheila Keynton
Adams Old Colonial Tea / Side Plate
Adams Old Colonial Tea / Side Plate
Jun 5th 2023
Verified Customer
Adams Old Colonial Salad / Dessert Plate
Adams Old Colonial Salad / Dessert Plate
Jun 5th 2023
Verified Customer
Adams Old Colonial Salad / Dessert Plate
Adams Old Colonial Salad / Dessert Plate
All items exactly as promised - excellent condition.
Jun 1st 2023
Christopher Haycock
Adams Old Colonial Soup / Cereal Bowl
Adams Old Colonial Soup / Cereal Bowl
Good service and prompt o