Royal Winton Pottery
Royal Winton Pottery is original pottery produced by the Winton Porcelain factory.
The Winton Porcelain factory was founded by Leonard Lumsden Grimwade and his brother Sydney Richard Grimwade in 1890 although the company was originally named Grimwades Ltd.Brief history and description
The company achieved international fame with their popular china products, and also set the stage for the future of china production thanks to their use of lithographic transfers and Chintz patterns. Grimwade's products first became highly collectible during the 1930s, especially after the introduction of the "Marguerite" Royal Winton Chintz pattern in 1928.
The company first started using the "Royal" title on their products after a visit with King George V and Queen Mary in 1913, (which led to the company issuing a china catalogue to commemorate their meeting), and changed their name to Royal Winton in 1930.
Guide for collectors
Royal Winton pottery items which feature Chintz or floral patterns are considered to be the most valuable. The company's first Chintz pattern (Marguerite) is considered to be valuable, but not necessarily the most rare.
Restoration of an antique Royal Winton pottery item is recommended, but only if there is noticeable damage. However, restoring the item may decrease its value.
For more information regarding Royal Winton pottery items, visit Royal Winton's official website or Heirlooms Antique Centre.
Christie's in Glasgow sold a Royal Winton Chintz pattern breakfast set consisting of a teapot, tea cup, cream jug, sugar basin, octagonal tray and toastrack for £2,415 in September of 1998.
Christie's in London sold a Royal Winton garniture set consisting of three matching vases featuring a fish swimming in waterweed for £920 in March of 2000.
Christie's in Glasgow sold a Royal Winton "Chintz" pattern wall pocket and a moulded green glass vase with a pierced metal collar for £299 in September of 1998.
Hamilton's Antique Auction Gallery in Tacoma, Washington sold a Royal Winton pottery jug (6.5" in height) which was produced as a part of their Ivory Ware range for $20 in November of 2011.