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Royal Doulton95 of 96My royal Doulton"Orchid" Dinner SetRoyal Doulton Sarabande Fine Bone China Set
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Posted 7 years ago


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This Dinner Set was given to me by my husbands grandfather,the Dinner
Set belonged to my husbands grandmother, who had got it from her mother which recieved it from her mother.
The Dinner Set was originally a wedding gift to my husbands great,great
I like this dinner Set as it has special meaning to us,also the beautiful
Orchid pattern that it has on it,I don't know how old it actually is but
would say very old.


  1. BHenry BHenry, 7 years ago
    Love the design on these, what a gorgeous set to have!
  2. John, 7 years ago
    Hi is this set for sale? I'm looking for a few bits that are missing in mine.
  3. Narelle, 7 years ago
    Royal Doulton's Orchid was produced in both cream pattern d5215 and white 5400 they were produced in the 1930's through 40's. You can date your set by adding 27 to the number right of the backstamp so if you see an 11 your set was produced in 1938 for instance. Yours looks to be cream so it is very likely that you can easily date it using this method. You can also try the online reference sites to date RD. According to Chinafinders D5215 dates to the 1930's. Such a lovely pattern.
  4. Anne, 6 years ago
    I have lost a few pieces of my set in the Christchurch earthquake (cups, saucer, side plate). My set was used as the family Sunday dinner set when my mother was a child. She was born in 1918. My set is D5400 and is backstamped 1237
  5. Anne, 6 years ago
    As I said above, I lost a few items in our latest earthquake andI am trying to find out if the broken pieces can be replaced, and if so, what would the approximate cost be, for a cup, saucer and side plate.
  6. Jacqueline, 6 years ago
    My parents have just travelled interstate to collect my greatgrandmothers collection. I appears to be a complete set, including coffee service, tea service and egg cups we were wondering if it came with salt and pepper shakers/pots, as my mother would like to add to the collection. A few peices are chipped as the service was used everyday, but otherwise in good condition.
    We would love to have some idea of its value, if any at all. It won't be sold as we intend to keep it in the family.
  7. Jackie, 6 years ago
    My mother passed away in October, 2010 and I have her Orchid D5400 52 piece dinner set which was a wedding gift. My mum used the dinner set and a cup was broken. It was only after a dear old family friend explained the value to my mother, that the dinner set was put away. I would love to make the set complete again. The pieces for Orchid white D5400 are very difficult to find.
  8. Savoychina1 Savoychina1, 6 years ago
    pieces are available on the following website...
  9. Peter Emery, 6 years ago
    I have more than 100 pieces of this beautiful pattern. I have been trying to find a book or books with the history of this pattern and the Fenland pattern, if anyone knows of any book or web site where I might find this information please let me know. I would like to thank Narelle for the info on dating my pieces. I am thrilled to bits to find such information it is so hard to get, even most dealers don,t know how to date individual pieces. I do have some pieces that are marked as Orchids instead of 'Orchid D5215', can anyone please tell me how to date these pieces. I do have a set of V2129 dose the sam principle apply with this set, that is do I add 27 to the small number on the right of the back stamp? I will now keep an eye on this wonderful site for more info, Thank you too all who contribute.
  10. gmcinnes, 12 months ago
    I inherited my parents' Orchid D5215 set. It. Must have been made in 1939 as it has the number 12 on the right of the back stamp. There are 60 pieces including square and round bread and butter plates, entree plates, soup bowls and dessert bowls, egg cups jug, gravy boat large serving oval plate and small oval serving plate, cream bowl and spoon, serving bowl and lid, teapot and lid. I can say proudly that my mother used it for all family special occasions and all the plate sets are complete
    sets of 6. However there is only one teacup surviving. No pieces are chipped or damaged. I need to downsize in the next few months and sadly must part with this. How do I go about selling it to a collector? I live in Melbourne Australia.

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