Evesham Gold, named after the local fruit growing region near Worcester, was developed by Royal Worcester in 1961 amid a new trend for informal dining that was to bring the humble casserole dish from the kitchen to the dining table!
The design was in the tradition of still life fruit compositions which had be used for centuries to test a painters skill. Therefore, it was a natural progression that Royal Worcester artists should develop the same skills. Within the Evesham Gold design apples, pears, cherries, damsons and blackberries are just a few of the colourful fruit sprays. The original painted fruit sprays were painted by Professor Baker, Ronald Van Ruyckevelt, Peter Ewence and others in the Royal Worcester Design department.
Once the original designs were complete they were faithfully reproduced using an eighteenth century technique incorporating lithographic stones which were painstakingly registered by hand in a stippled dot engraving method to reveal an impression of the original artwork for transfer to the ceramic ware.
The artwork was produced in 26 colours, using lithographic prints and the rich fruit pattern had become increasingly popular. By 1965, a wide variety of porcelain cookware was available! It's known that in 1992, Evesham could be seen in one in five homes in the UK. The extensive range has made it's way into homes all over the world, and it still remains popular today amongst china enthusiasts.
We have a beautiful collection of Evesham Gold plates, bowls, cake stands, cheese boards and plenty more for you to mix and match, and add to your own collection of quality china.
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