This is Paragon's 'Golden Emblem' pattern. Paragon China was introduced in 1903 by Star China Co. and continued until it became part of Royal Doulton in 1972. Royal Doulton continued to produce china under the name of Paragon until 1992. I have several Paragon trios and I find their patterns are a little bit different and unusual; I suppose this is why I like them so much.
This is Aynsley's 'June Rose' pattern. Aynsley China was started by a single potter, John Aynsley, in 1775. It was one of John Aynsley's descendants who founded Paragon China. My favourite colour is blue but I am very partial to roses so the lovely blue ribbons on this trio appealed to me greatly. I had never seen this pattern before as a trio, nor since, so I am pleased that I bought it straight away rather than my usual trick of 'thinking it over' only to go back and find that someone else has snapped it up.
This is Royal Albert's 'American Beauty' pattern. As with Aynsely China Royal Albert was started by one man, Thomas Wild, in 1896 in Stoke-on-Trent. Many people tend to think of Royal Albert china as somewhat over-the-top when it comes to their designs; but as they have produced thousands of different patterns over the years there really is one to suit everyone's taste. I also have several Royal Albert trios and all are so very different you would not link them in anyway until you turn over the china and read the base.
I hope you have been inspired by this brief look into the history of a few of my favourite china manufacturers. Please click on the links to find out more if your interest has been piqued and enjoy the rest of your weekend.