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.
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).
These Golden Age pieces are footed and tiered. The teacup has a scalloped edge and a ring shape handle.
I’ve seen photos of a large gilt tray that matched the tea set.
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.
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.