After Byzantine, Rhodian and Stitch, the Persian Rose pattern was the next big seller from Charlotte at Crown Ducal. This cheerful design continues the use of the greystone glaze used for patterns 4015 and 4016. Greystone is probably her best glaze for showing off these vibrant enamel colours.
The same design but with different colour decoration and glazes will appear later in the pattern list with pattern numbers 4300, 4318, 4491 and 5393. These are all named Tudor Rose, and it is interesting to note that if one grouped all these different variations of the Persian/Tudor Rose together as one pattern then this would have been the most commonly found of all Charlottes Crown Ducal designs, even more so than Golden Leaves, (4921).
Persian Rose was introduced early in 1935 but the pattern had a long life as it can be found with backstamp styles that range in date from the mid 1930s until the mid 1950s. However it is not believed that production was continuous but rather the main period of production would have been during a couple of years following release, then the revival occurred in the 1940s and 1950s.
There are three versions of Persian Rose which differ by the colour combinations of their borders, all however carry the same pattern number of 4040.