Vintage WH Grindley Dunrobin Turquoise Dinner Plates - Made in England circa 1936-1954
The dawn came - not the flaming sky that promises storm - but a golden dawn of infinite promise. The birds came flying up out of the East in wedge-shaped formation and the mist lifted in soft wreaths of sun-shot silver. Colour came back to the world. Elizabeth Goudge
Dunrobin... it's the name of a women's institute in Canada, a castle in Scotland, a locality in Australia and a china pattern in England! The one we are discussing here in this listing is the English version - the china pattern made by W.H. Grindley between the years of 1936-1954. Comprised of three complimentary colors this vintage pattern features a bright turquoise band, an almond color decorative rim featuring wreaths, swags and dots and an ivory center. A lovely combination for Fall, in particular for Thanksgiving dinner, this is a rare set of five dinner plates that will add instant beauty to your tablescape.
In operation for over 100 years, W.H. Grindley & Co. began in 1880 in the popular pottery hub of Stoke-on-Trent in Tunstall, England. Makers of both mass market china and hotelware for England export, Grindley pieces offer unique designs and interesting color arrangements. Associated with a handful of other notable potteries throughout its 100 year run including Alfred Meakin, Grindley ceased operation in 1991 after being acquired by Woodlands Pottery.
- Rare, hard to find pattern
- Matching set of 5 dinner plates
- Stamped on the bottom with Grindley's sailing ship mark in use from 1936-1954
- Colors include turquoise, almond and ivory
In gorgeous condition. These plates contain no chips or cracks.
Each plate measures 10" inches in diameter.
Absolute beauties for Fall and Spring table settings, this group looks gorgeous when paired with rustic flower arrangements, natural colors, weathered wood tones and forest findings like pine cones, autumn leaves, birds nests, acorns, antlers and feathers.