"Chintz is the generic for English china with an overall floral transfer design. This eye-catching china is reminiscent of chintz dress fabric of English gardens in full bloom.
Leonard Lumsden Grimwade, born in Ipswich in 1864, was the driving force behind Grimwades Royal Winton pottery. At the age of 16 he moved to Hanley in North Staffordshire to work as a decorator and modeler in the potteries, however by the age of 20 and with dynamic enthusiasm and energy he opened his own business. Under various ownerships over the years, the establishment still exists.
This pair of trios each consist of a luncheon plate, cup and saucer. The pattern is called "Hazel", a pattern ablaze with yellow and red roses, yellow daffodils, purple hyacinth and shade green foliage against a black mottled background. Delicate gold trim on all pieces. The china is the Ascot Shape. The luncheon plate measures 8 3/4" across; the saucer is 5 1/2" across and the cup is 2 1/2" i height and 3 1/4" across. The "Hazel" pattern was produced from 1934-1939. Each plate has a different back-stamp; the cups and saucers are stamped the same. There are some noted damages. One of the luncheon plates has a very tiny flake on the gold trim; both saucers are fine; both cups have hairline cracks (see photos for marks and damages). A wonderful chance to own a lovely pattern at a fraction of the cost.
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