"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 scarce 4-part divided relish is in the ascot shape. The pattern is called "Fireglow" and consists of an overall floral design of roses and a variety of other floral in a pallet of red, blue, purple, yellow and green against a white background with gray circular modeling with a delicate gold trimmed edge. The relish measures 8 1/4" X 9", with a pinwheel divider creating four separate compartments for relishes. The "Fireglow" pattern was introduced in 1935 and this pieces carries the backstamp used from 1934-1945. There are no cracks, chips or repairs. Great pattern and hard to fine piece.