Grimwades used the Royal Winton trade name to introduced its chintz wares beginning 1929. This pattern is called Cranstone and was introduced in 1934 along with Pelham. Both patterns were purchased by Queen Mary - so we really do have a royal strand. This pitcher I believe to be in the "Dutch" shape and it differs from the "Globe" shape in that it finishes near the rim -straight up. Cranstone has pink and gold flowers with green leaves on a white background with bright green dots. It is really very nice. This pitcher carries to old mark - mark no. 4 per my reading. The pitcher stands at 4 1/4 inches if measured to the rim and that rim is 3 3/4 inches in diameter.
Condition is very good but not perfect. I see where a flea visited the edge of the handle..also one blue dot center of a flower feels like it ran into the ice pic. Not so easy to see, I caught it with the finger test. The gold on the rim is not in bad shape but it has a small bit of wear and I'd say it looks old. Crazing is normal for these pieces and true of this one as well. The crazing is very light with no associated discoloration.
Grimwades Cranstone chintz pitcher Circa 1934
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