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This jewellery was made from my Gran's china. I have what remains of her Royal Winton tea set, including the tea pot, some cups and saucers, and a few cake plates. 

Royal Winton was made by Grimwades Limited, a Stoke-on-Trent-based company founded in 1885. The brand is particularly associated with chintzware, with most of their patterns having no specific name or number. I have always called this 'Gran's China', for obvious reasons, and have seen it 'Exotic Blue Bird' and 'Blue Phoenix' by others. 

It is quite a rare find nowadays, and much sought after.

The backstamp dates this particular pattern between 1930 and 1934.


This specific cake plate was chipped so I have used it to craft some jewellery in Gran's honour. Elsie Jean Stevenson, nee Redfern. b 29.06.08. d. 25.9.1999.


As with all Goosehouse Designs jewellery, this pendant has been individually handcrafted by me in my studio.


The silver in this pendant is sterling silver, and is stamped with the .925 stamp.

This oval pendant measures 26mm x 20mm x 5mm.

The pendant comes with your choice of necklace -

wire collar 46cm/18"

box chain 56cms/22"

link chain 66cms/26"

snake chain 70cms/27"

Royal Winton Grimwades 'My Gran's' vintage china, oval

  • The vintage china I use in my jewellery pieces is all recycled from pieces found at garage sales and op. shops, or through vintage dealers, who are happy to pass on some of their less-than-perfect items. I carefully cut out the selected section of china, shape it by hand, then grind the edges nice and smooth. I securely fix the piece into the sterling silver blank, then grout it so it stays firmly in place.
    As with all artisan jewellery, some care needs to be taken to keep your piece in as-new condition.
    The vintage china in your piece may well be up to a hundred years old, and needs to be treated accordingly. It is not recommended that you swim or shower whilst wearing your jewellery, nor that you wear it gardening or playing sport or any other activity where the item may get badly knocked. China is breakable, after all.
    The sterling silver ring and earring hooks are easily adjustable, but care must be taken not to bend them too quickly or too sharply. As with all metals, if they are worked roughly they may break. 

    The sterling silver bezel will enjoy a regular simple polish with a quality silvercloth. If you do use silver polish, do not get it on the china or the grout. Do not use strong chemicals on your jewellery.

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