Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Let's Talk Vintage #30: What is English Chintz China?

Welcome to Let's Talk Vintage!
Today I'm sharing a little bit about English
Chintz china. What is it anyway?
From Wikipedia:
Chintz (from the plural of chint) was
originally glazed calico textiles.
Named for the colorful patterns printed on cotton fabric produced in India in the late 17th century, the chintz pieces most often purchased by dedicated collectors these days were made from the 1920s through the late 1960s. The earlier patterns often featured larger flowers, while the later designs were more decidedly more intricate.

But in collecting terms, chintz is a generic term that refers to the china of many different manufacturers and a long list of patterns: Florence, Blue Chintz, English Roses, Sweet Pea and Welbeck, among many others.

Some of the most recognizable factory marks are Royal Winton, James Kent, Crown Ducal and Lord Nelson.

All the companies associated with these marks made earthenware that was originally sold inexpensively for everyday use. Collectors are also seeking chintz bone china patterns made by Shelley these days.

 Here are a couple of my English Chintz
 china pieces that I found recently.
This piece is by James Kent Ltd.
The pattern name is "Rapture."
I just love the pink roses!

And this compote is by the ever popular
Royal Winton Grimwades England.
The pattern is called "Evesham."
Wouldn't this look lovely
at a tea party,
filled with yummy treats?
Today's features are:
Brooke of
to the Country Living Fair in
Nashville, Tennessee. Loved
her daily tours and photos
of what she saw there with her
daughter. This photo is from
Mike Wolf's booth.
(American Pickers TV Show)
and Melissa of Melissa's Antiques
shared her garage sale
haul which included a whole
bunch of vintage Shiny Brites
and other Christmas treasures!
and Diana of Adirondack
Girl at Heart showed us
how to make a mini mannequin!
and I'm doing a fourth feature today:
Mrs. Olson brought the outdoors in
with her gardening pieces as
décor. Super vignettes!  
Now it's your turn:
Let's Talk Vintage!

Linking with:
 Coastal Charm's Show and Share
Vintage Inspiration Party at My Salvaged Treasures
and What's it Wednesday at Ivy and Elephants.


Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Thanks so much for the party each week!!


Rita C at Panoply said...

Hi Jill, thanks for the party. I love all these features - and your chintz. I have only a few pieces of that - it was still too expensive when I was most interested in collecting. ;)
I'm sharing some great, homemade details from a casual barn style wedding reception we attended. :)
Rita C at Panoply

Debra@CommonGround said...

Sharing my potting bench today, thanks so much for hosting!

Unknown said...

Thanks so much for the feature. I have about three more posts of photos to share, but I took a break for to catch readers up on the garden this week. So many pretty things are blooming! Thanks for hosting this fun party.

Anne's Attic - Design said...

Thank you so much for hosting such a fun party! Have a great day! Jo

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Thank you Jillian for hosting Lets Talk Vintage 30. I love chintz and have collected many different patterns over the years.

The Inspired Trader said...

Thank you Jillian! I shared with my Google+ Vintage and Antiques community. Deb

My thrift store addiction said...

Oh I love your pretty chintz! Thanks for hosting!

Diana said...

Love your chintz, Jill :) Thanks so much for hosting week after week--it's much appreciated!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Jill, love your chintz and the great info you share. I just entered your ECS giveaway for May and now a new follower here.
Have a great week.
Hugs, CM

Deanies Stash said...

The chintz pieces are gorgeous! Great features! Thank you for the weekly party.

Gentle Joy said...

Thank you for the information on Chinz china... it is beautiful. :)

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Beautiful! I just love looking at china (and trying to resist acquiring any more of it for myself)!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Your chintz collection is beautiful. I've always admired them, but had no idea of the history. Thanks so much for sharing at Vintage Inspiration Party.

Ivy and Elephants said...

There is nothing like chintz. I love your collection. I have a weakness for James Kent. Drooooooollll!


Anonymous said...

Gorgeous little chintz plate! Fabulous find!!