“Regal Peacock” is so blue blooded its almost royal. Launched in 1913, it caught the eye of Queen Mary who received the first examples of this design. One hundred years later, this noble design was chosen to be presented to HRH the Prince of Wales when his he visited Burleigh’s historic home, Middleport Pottery. Based on an Oriental fable its shows the “Birds Congress”, a gathering to elect a King of the Birds. Naturally the Peacock, being the most beautiful, was proclaimed King. This design is hand printed from a newly created hand engraved copper plate, which took a highly skilled craftsman over 2000 hours to create. Burleigh is the only pottery in the World to continue this traditional and labour intensive method of decoration.