Royal Winton re: Grimwade
by Deborah Malone
Atlas China Teacup and Saucer Set
I first heard of "Royal Winton" and "Grimwade" while doing research on a cup and saucer set that I recently acquired. My china set is made by "Atlas" China who operated in England from 1906 - 1910. Atlas was taken over by "Grinwade China", which later became Royal Winton. Royal Winton did put out some patterns in 1930, however not in the "imari" style as my set is.
My set is done in the "imari" style with red flowers and cobalt blue leaves with handpainted gold accents all set on a pristine background. It's quite beautiful and very dainty. It is in perfect condition, however one can feel very fine stone, which I understand was added to the clay to make it stronger on the bottom of the teacup. I suspect this set was made between 1906 - 1910.