Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Royal Winton Grimwades

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This week for Teacup Tuesday, I’m showing a Royal Winton  teacup and teapot in the Golden Age pattern.  This is a really impressive all gilt pattern.

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Royal Winton goes back over 100 years and has roots in Stoke-on-Trent, England.  Originally the company was known as Grimwade Brothers and founded by Leonard Lumsden Grimwade in 1885.

Today Royal Winton is best known for its chintz china (over 60 patterns).

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These Golden Age pieces are footed and tiered.  The teacup has a scalloped edge and a ring shape handle.

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I’ve seen photos of a large gilt tray that matched the tea set.

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I wish that I’d asked my sister-in-law if she knew any history on this set.  All I know is that this backstamp was in use since 1951.

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This tea cozy (cross-stitched by my hubby) would be perfect to keep the tea in that beautiful Golden Age teapot hot, wouldn’t it?  I’ve never actually used it because I’d hate to see it marred by tea stains.

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9 comments:

Snap said...

Oh, my. This set is truly impressive ... gilded gold. Very pretty. I love the tea cozy. Your husband's needlework is very nice. Wonderful post. Happy Tea Day!

Antiques And Teacups said...

I love Golden Age. It is so beautiful. And your hubby cross stitched that??? I am so impressed. A treasure indeed! I love it and can see why you don't use it. I do cross stitch...my hubby just looks bemused. LOL!~
Ruth

Marilyn said...

I have never seen cups like these gold ones. Just beautiful! But I must say your husband does a beautiful job on the embroidery and this is one special cozy. I wouldn't use it either.

Red Rose Alley said...

Hello,
I visited your blog today - I saw you on Concetta's Cafe. Your blog is so pretty and charming. I love tea, and have been taking time out to enjoy a cup every day. It can be very soothing after a hectic day. As I was scrolling down, I noticed the pink and black tea cups...so lovely. Me and my daughters just started a new blog, and we would love it if you could visit us and follow. I would enjoy coming back to visit with you and seeing all your beautiful tea cups and saucers. Hope to hear from you, and have a sweet day.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh, I forgot to mention...I love your HEADER with the pink rose!!
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Terri said...

What a stunning tea set! The pot is glorious, shape and color. The tea cup and saucer too, just amazing. I have never seen any like them before, and it is a treat to see yours.
I am totally impressed with your hubby's needlework! Wow! That cozy is just beautiful!
Hugs,
Terri

Angela McRae said...

Love that Royal Winton set, but then Royal Winton is one of my all-time favorite makers! Just beautiful. And usually, when I've seen all-gold pieces, they aren't in such perfect shape. These have obviously been well cared for. And that may be the prettiest tea cozy I've ever seen! If you ever tire of it, you could possibly pass it along to another friend whose last name begins with an "M." I'll let you know if I think of anyone ... ;)

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What an impressive set. I love them both; very lovely. I am impressed that your hubby stitched that. I cannot even imagine my hubby doing that! Thanks for your visit.

Blessings,
Sandi

Linda J. said...

Beautiful! And, I love the tea cozy.

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