A three tier cake stand from the much sought after and very collectable Midwinter Chintz series. This range of fine Staffordshire bone china was introduced in 1953 and quickly became one of the best sellers of the time. However, losses and breakages over over the past sixty five years means that good examples of this crockery are becoming increasingly rare.
The plates are rounded squares with gold edges and an intricate all-over pattern of gold flower and leaf outlines interspersed with purple, pink, blue and yellow flowers plus green foliage. The gilt central stems have a simple halo ring at the top. The bottom tier is 25cm/9.75" across, the middle tier is 22cm/8.75" and the top tier is 19.5cm/7.75". The dimensions from corner to corner add on a little over 1cm/0.5". The height to the top of the stems is 33cm/13". All measurements are approximate.
This is quite a large diameter stand that offer a 1950's retro look to enhance your table with morning coffee or afternoon tea. It must be remembered that this is a vintage item and does show very minor signs of wear, but considering its age, it is in very good condition.
From a smoke free, dust free and pet free environment. For collection or can post disassembled and packed flat so you can simply screw all the components back together by hand in a couple of minutes. Paypal accepted.
A brief history of the Midwinter Pottery by Wikipedia:
The Midwinter Pottery was founded as W.R. Midwinter by William Robinson Midwinter in Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent in 1910 and had become one of England's largest potteries by the late 1930s with more than 700 employees. Production of Midwinter pottery ceased in 1987. In the 1950s, under the leadership of the director Roy Midwinter, the company became one of the leading innovators in British tableware production. A large part of this was due to the noted ceramicists and designers who worked for the pottery, including Jessie Tait, Terence Conran, Hugh Casson, John Russell and Peter Scott.
The Midwinter Pottery was also an innovator in producing 'accessories' to their basic dinner services and tea sets.
The Clayburn Pottery, a sister company to Midwinter, made pieces such as lamp bases that could be added to a Midwinter dinner service. The company was taken over by J. & G. Meakin in 1968, and In 1970 Meakin was itself bought out by Wedgwood. Pottery was produced under the Midwinter name from their factory until 1987. Many of the pieces produced by Midwinter in the 1950s and 1960s have become highly collectable, being typical of the styles of those eras.