Hobbs launches 10th collection with Historic Royal Palaces

This season’s Palace Collection takes inspiration from the Great Pagoda in Kew Gardens and decorative blue and white Chinese porcelain collected by Queen Mary II and Queen Anne.
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Hobbs has launched its tenth collection in association with Historic Royal Palace.

This season’s Palace Collection takes inspiration from the Great Pagoda in Kew Gardens and decorative blue and white Chinese porcelain collected by Queen Mary II and Queen Anne.

Queen Mary II and her sister, the future Queen Anne, were enthusiastic collectors of Chinese porcelain, according the Historic Royal Palace, amassing an array of blue and white porcelain vases, bowls and ornaments. The collection was displayed in the State Apartments at Hampton Court Palace from the mid-17 Century.

Traditional patterns of birds, foliage, plants and flowers such as the chrysanthemum – which originated from Asia – feature throughout the spring/summer 2018 collection.

The Great Pagoda re-opens to the public in summer this year, following a major conservation project, while the collection is available to buy at selected Hobbs flagship stores in the UK and its online store.

The collection will also launch in the US in Bloomingdale’s stores and its online shop as well as in Hobbs own stand-alone store in Greenwich, Connecticut.

Jenny Smyth, licensing manager, Historic Royal Palaces, said: “Hobbs continues to produce beautiful designs inspired by the palaces, this collection has tapped into a key upcoming event, the re-opening of The Great Pagoda and some of the beautiful chinaware displayed across our magnificent palace rooms.

“The wealth of inspiration on offer has helped to create some truly unique pieces.”


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