The Beauty of Royal Doulton Carlyle China

Did you ever hold something in your hand and have your breath taken away by the sheer beauty of what you’re looking at? Have you ever felt that this particular objet d’art would greatly enhance the quality your life? That’s what many people feel when the first come across the Royal Doulton Carlyle china pattern.

First created by Royal Doulton in 1972, Carlyle evokes richness, a sense of royalty rarely found among china patterns. Its main feature of design is the deep teal and blue border and center, laced with gold. This contrasts superbly with the gleaming white background to create a wondrous effect of great artistic substance.

Many china patterns today tend to be minimalistic in style. Mostly if not totally white, with minor trimmings in platinum or gold. Environmental and scenic designs are popular as well since they fit right into today’s environmental-conscious culture and lifestyle. Such patterns are easily used in informal settings which are more common today then in earlier generations. In this regard, Carlyle is a throwback pattern. It is most definitely formal and the design is distinct and bold, difficult to mix and match with. It is not intended to be a backdrop to the food or to accentuate another pattern. Royal Doulton Carlyle sets out to make a statement, to provide a regal setting to a holiday meal or a wedding and to create an unmatched ambiance of elegance and class.

Below is a comprehensive, although not complete, list of Royal Doulton Carlyle pieces that were made during its almost thirty year run. Many if not all are still available to be bought on the secondary market.

13″ Chop Plate (Round Platter)
2 Tiered Serving Tray (uses DP & SP)
All Purpose/Cereal Bowl
Bread and Butter Plate
Cake Plate
Coffee Pot and Lid
Cream Soup & Cup Saucer (Footed)
Cup and Saucer Flat
Cup and Saucer Set (Footed)
Demitasse Cup and Saucer Set (Flat)
Dinner Plate
Espresso Cup and Saucer Set
Fruit/Dessert (Sauce) Bowl
Gravy Boat and Underplate
Handled Cake Plate
Large Rimmed Soup Bowl
Large Salad Serving Bowl
Large Sandwich Tray
Luncheon Plate
Napkin Ring
Open Sugar Bowl
Oval Covered Vegetable Bowl
Oval Serving Platters
Oval Vegetable Bowl
Pepper Shaker
Pickle Dish
Rimmed Soup Bowl
Round Serving Plate with Handle
Salad Plate
Salt and Pepper Set
Salt Shaker
Service Plate (Charger)
Square Cake Plate
Sugar Bowl and Lid
Tea Pot and Lid
Tureen with Lid

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