What is Royal Winton china made from?

Royal Winton is an English brand of earthenware and fine bone china tableware, made by Grimwades Limited, a Stoke-on-Trent based company founded by Leonard Lumsden Grimwade and his elder brother, Sidney Richard Grimwade, in 1885.

Is Carlton Ware collectible?

However, Carlton Ware Pottery is most famously known for creating elaborate and brightly coloured decorative pottery and giftware. The most recognisable piece is perhaps the Guinness Toucan. These were used for marketing and promotions in the 1950’s and still prove to be very popular collectors’ items to this day.

When did Winton become Royal Winton?

In 1995, the company who purchased and currently owns it reversed the name to Royal Winton. Recently, it has been merged with its sister company Duchess China Ltd. The company acquisition has led to the reintroduction of the more popular Chintz patterns on tableware, giftware and Limited Edition pieces.

How is chintz created?

The original chintz production, as carried out by Indian master artisans, was a very complex process involving drawing, mordanting (fixing a dye), resisting and dyeing depending on the colour being used. The original chintz designs were hand-drawn and resist-dyed but block-printed designs were incorporated later.

How do you identify Carlton Ware?

Carlton Ware backstamps and markings to look out for include: The Ribbon Mark (1890-c1893). The original backstamp, this was used by Wiltshaw & Robinson when the pottery house was created in 1890. It could be blue, brown or maroon.

How do you value Carlton Ware?

If you are looking to sell a piece of Carlton Ware, provided the condition is good and that it is not damaged or restored in any way, your pot should find a buyer at its market price. Its value will depend on condition, scarcity and desirability. A piece that was made in large numbers will command a lower price.

Why was chintz banned in England?

When the aristocracy in France and England first laid their eyes on the fabric, they were surprised by the saturated colors of the dyes. But by the late 17th century, chintz was so wildly popular that both France and England were forced to temporarily ban the fabric in order to protect their own textile mills.