"Chintz no longer escapes America's fascination with British china and porcelain. This "all-over floral" table china is now fervently sought after by a growing group of collectors. Although chintz is actually an earthenware, prices often exceed Shelley and Spode.
Like the flowered fabric, chintz china is readily identifiable by its vivid floral patterns, dainty detailing, and delicate appearance. The manufacturer and pattern name or number is clearly marked on most pieces.
Royal Winton, James Kent, Lord Nelson and Crown Ducal, all from the Stoke-on-Trent region of England produced over 120 known patterns from the late 1920s to the '60s. Known pattern names were of flowers: Pansy, Morning Glory, Peony; women's names: Julia, Hazel, Rosalynde; and climate: Summertime, Spring, and Sunshine." READ MOREStar Center Antique Mall in Snohomish, WA