There are several collections in the rose museum and an array of miscellaneous objects.
The two main collections are a large number of rose patterned fabrics and many ceramic items.
The fabrics are a mix of old and modern, French and English. As I lived in France during my early collecting years it is inevitable that I have some French examples in various collections. Sanderson fabrics feature heavily among the English fabrics as many of their patterns between the period 1950 and 1990 featured roses.
The ceramics can be divided further into Royal Worcester with the Hadley Rose pattern, (not many, I have to admit as they are extremely expensive), Staffordshire posies, Limoges brooches and an eclectic collection of rose patterned cups and saucers together with many beautiful vases and ornaments.
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- A few fabrics in the collection . . . . . .
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A mid century Limoges brooch. An absolute favourite because of the memory of its finding. Rose and Peony by Sanderson. An older (1950’s?) Sanderson fabric. Chelsea pattern from the 1980’s A Staffordshiren posy. A small piece of Royal Worcester. A Sanderson fabric which comes in several colourways; date unknown. Worcester porcelain signed Millie Hunt. A Limoges brooch from the latter half of the 20th century. Royal Albert. An example of the medals awarded by the Royal National Rose Society. There are several pieces of Capodimonte in the museum. Three favourite cups and saucers.