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Last Updated on: 16th November 2023, 08:42 am

Vintage Stunning MIDWINTER ENGLAND Semi-porcelain Trio of plate, cup and saucer

Height: approx. 3 1/2 inches for the trio
Cup: approx. 3 3/8 inches
Saucer: approx. 5 1/2 inches
Dessert plate: 7 inches
Weight: approx. 461 g
Maker’s Marks: The cup is marked W.R.M Burslem, England. The saucer is marked Midwinter, Burslem, England and the dessert plate is marked Midwinter, Staffordshire, England, Semi-porcelain. The W.R.M. stands for William Robinson Midwinter, who founded the Midwinter Pottery in Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, England in 1910.
Notes / other details: intricate gilt scrolls and lace details on a stunning ground of deep red/maroon and cream

The Midwinter name is entwined with Staffordshire’s rich ceramic heritage, an area historically celebrated as the heartland of British pottery. In the town of Burslem, one of the six towns that amalgamated to form Stoke-on-Trent, the Midwinter pottery established its roots. Founded in the early 20th century by William Robinson Midwinter, the pottery became known for its innovation and responsiveness to the changing tastes of the time.

The trio set in question is a testament to this legacy—each piece reflecting the delicate balance between functionality and aesthetic splendour that Midwinter strove for. The deep maroon glaze, a hue both bold and regal, serves as the backdrop for the intricate gilt work, suggesting an air of nobility. This gilt, with its precision, does not overwhelm but rather enhances the porcelain’s understated elegance, inviting the beholder to appreciate the subtleties of its artistry.

A piece from Midwinter does not merely serve its practical purpose; it is an heirloom, a slice of Staffordshire’s storied past, encapsulating the art of a bygone era. For the collector, such pieces are not simply items to be owned; they are narratives in fine clay, each brushstroke a word, each contour a sentence in the ongoing story of British ceramics.

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