Orchard Gold is a pattern name for the fruit paintings similar to the Royal Worcester artists.
Nancy Blunt and Doris Jones joined Aynsley China from 1930 they were the main Orchard Gold Gold artists. Their signatures can be found on all hand painted pieces.
Vintage Orchard Gold compared with the Orchard Gold from 1970 below
The original fruit paintings will be hand painted some will have the artist signature. The main differences is the base colour will be a lighter yellow and more detailed in the earlier additions. The pattern is quite different.
First came the tea sets based on the shape of the cup
3) Stratford/Lancaster/Coffee Cup – Smaller again
Tea sets came with Tea and coffee pots
Creamers and Sugar Boxes
Dinner, Fish, Sweet, Cheese, & side plates are still produced at the factory today, gravy boats, veg dishes and soup tureens etc. Are available to order via UK China Direct