A few years ago my husband gifted me with this sweet little tea set..... for those times when I want to sit and have a quiet cup of tea.
It is a Royal Winton Grimwades 7 piece Breakfast Set..... complete with a toast rack.
I have often seen the Royal Winton mark on things and the additional "Grimwades" added to the mark. So today I decided to see what I could learn about it. This is not the absolute answer but helped me on the way.
I first went to Wikipedia.... and learned the following:
Royal Winton is an English brand of earthenware and fine bone china tableware, made by Grimwades Limited, a Stoke-on-Trent based company founded by Leonard Lumsden Grimwade and his elder brother, Sidney Richard Grimwade, in 1885.
In 1928, they produced the first of their Chintz pattern designs, for which the company has become famous.
This set is not a chintz pattern..... but still lovely I think with the soft mottled green finish.
I checked out info from various search engines but really this was about the sum total of what I could learn in a quick look. I may try to see if I have anything in any of my china books.
The set starts with a plate with the little indents for each of the parts....
and the tea cup......
Here is a close up of the sugar and creamer..............
And finally the whole set together........
When I was looking around on ebay and other antique sales sites to see if I could find examples of this I discovered that some of the prices are HIGH, VERY HIGH. Of course the highest prices are for the Chintz sets that are extremely popular no matter the style.
I never did find this exact set but I did find one in Pink. It was described as "mottled rose" so I believe this one might me "mottled Green." You never know.
I hope you have enjoyed learning about this little set and that you enjoying this weeks Tea Cup Tuesday. Here are links to some of the other sites.