Dating royal winton china
The brothers issued a catalogue to immortalise the event.1928 marked the launch of the first Royal Winton Chintz pattern known as ‘Marguerite’ which succeeded right away.Chintzware is chinaware and pottery with a dense, floral pattern all-over (similar to chintz textile patterns).It takes its origin from the Hindu word “chhintna” meaning “to sprinkle with”.Over 50 different colourful patterns were produced.After the Second World War, manufacturers like Shelley concentrated on bone china (a type of porcelain that is made up of bone ash, feldspathic material, and kaolin) chintzware.He had gained much experience in the manufacture of good quality china, having been in business with his father for many years. In 1907 Herbert Aynsley's youngest daughter married Hugh Irving, who was a sales representative for the Rubian Art Pottery Ltd in Longton.Irving subsequently joined his father-in-law as a partner in the Star China Company when Illingworth retired in 1910.
Recently, it has been merged with its sister company Duchess China Ltd.
The design had floral patterns all over and richly enhanced the company’s reputation.
In 1929, Royal Winton became the established trade name for Grimwades Limited after an advertisement in the ‘Potteries Gazette’.
The chintz pattern known as “Marguerite” was first introduced by England’s Grimwades Ltd, who had the trade name “Royal Winton in 1928, a design which was reportedly inspired by the wife of the company founder Leonard Grimwade. G Richardson & Co (Crown Ducal), James Kent Ltd, Elijah Cotton Ltd (Lord Nelson), Wedgewood & Co and Brexton.
They all produced a variety of colourful chintz glazed earthenware from 1920s-1960s.In 1930, the Company became known as Paragon China Limited.