Porcelain production experienced an extraordinary boom towards the end of the 19th century. Here and there, new companies producing porcelain products arose, offering customers hitherto unprecedented forms in the style of the emerging Art Nouveau, unusually bright colors and iridescent glazes. Porcelain manufacturers, who had a long history behind them, did not lag behind them. One of the oldest English companies, Royal Worcester, developed a line of porcelain products in the late 1890s, which is now called Blush Ivory. Its distinctive feature is an ivory-colored background, tinted in places with a pinkish tint and decorated with floral decor in a delicate watercolor palette.
The Blush Ivory range had become so successful by 1900 that the Royal Worcester factory was using the decor on virtually every plate it had previously produced, including Indian, Persian, Japanese, or even the classical and renaissance designs that were originally were developed for other style directions.
The original compositions were created by artists Edward Raby and Frank Roberts. Their designs were then hand-engraved onto copper plates from which stencils of the designs were printed.
Blush Ivory porcelain was produced until about 1914, complemented by more elaborate paintings of landscapes and pastoral subjects.