Royal Winton of England is world-renowned for chintz china, and this month our inventory specialists have put together a fantastic selection of pieces in Royal Winton’s popular Summertime chintz design. Items include serving platters, luncheon plates, 5-piece breakfast sets, vases, and much, much more – when we say we have gorgeous chintz items for every budget, we mean it!
The story of Royal Winton begins when Leonard Grimwade and his brother Sydney began a small pottery trade in Stoke-on-Trent in 1885. Two of Leonard Grimwade's inventions, duplex lithographic transferring, and the Climax kiln, would forever change how chintz was produced, and also had a significant impact on the dinnerware industry as a whole. Duplex lithographs were designs printed on thin tissues, with detachable backs. Pattern prints were applied to the paper, and then transferred to the ceramic piece by removing the detachable backing. This new process allowed chintz patterns to be produced quickly and efficiently. To complement the pattern application process, Leonard created the Climax kiln. Unlike traditional kilns that had to be loaded, heated, cooled, then unloaded, the Climax Kiln operated continuously, and ceramics were moved in and out with carts on wheels. Ceramics, and in particular chintz patterns, could now be mass-produced. Royal Winton’s first chintz design, Marguerite, was an immediate success upon its introduction in 1928. The company followed this success with another chintz pattern, Delphinium, three years later. Over the next 30 years, Royal Winton would release more than 50 chintz designs, including popular patterns like Summertime, Old Cottage Chintz, Welbeck, Sweet Pea, and Cheadle. Royal Winton patterns remain highly collectible.
The summer entertaining season will be here before you know it, so take advantage of this opportunity to purchase these colorful chintz pieces today! These colorful items also make terrific Mother’s Day gifts!
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