1930's Royal Winton Grimwades Chintz Breakfast Set in the "Hazel" Pattern Includes tray, teapot, tea cup, toast rack, single serve sugar bowl, and single serve creamer. NOTE: the tea cup is NOT the original cup that came with the set. The original cup got broken about 20 years ago and I replaced it with the current cup.
The coloration of the markings or signature on the bottom is a slightly lighter shade of blue from the other pieces, but is the same piece that came with the original cup. This originally belonged to Paul Muni, the starring actor from the original film, "Scarface" from 1932. He gave this (except for the tea cup replacement) to my grandmother, Viola Kathman, who worked as a home nurse for he and his wife in Santa Barbara, California in the 60's. Viola lived and kept this tea set at her residence in the guest house on the Dude Baillard residence-ranch off of Casitas Pass Road and the 101 in Carpinteria, California. Upon Viola's passing, the set was given to Crystal Achey, her grandaughter, who has kept it in Phoenix, AZ since 1990.
I have no proof of this, however, upon purchasing this, perhaps, if you want to confirm the information, you could locate some kind of information to confirm that my grandmother did work for the Muni's, or use that data to somehow confirm the likihood of truth to this claim, if that is important for you. Not sure how to confirm this information otherwise.The price is a fair price regardless of the fact that this once belonged to Paul Muni. The item "1930's Royal Winton Chintz Hazel Breakfast Set Teapot Tea Cup Toast Paul Muni" is in sale since Thursday, March 30, 2017. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Pottery & China\China & Dinnerware\Royal Winton/Grimwades". The seller is "cachey2012" and is located in Litchfield Park, Arizona. This item can be shipped worldwide.