Tea Set; Grimwades; c 1920's; 1992/113/1-7


Tea Set

About this object

Transfer printed tea set consisting of teapot, sugar bowl, jug, large plate and six cups, saucers and small plates.
This rare souvenir tea set is one of only two sets ever made. It depicts scenes of the Whangarei Falls, Cameron Street and Bank Street, Whangarei. The scenes are transfers, which date from around 1913 to 1922.

This tea set was bought by Victor and Maud Williams in 1926/27, before they left for Canada in 1928. The Williams family lived in Mains Avenue and Victor ran his business making plasterwork wall plaques, molded ceilings and other plaster decorations from the Eccles Brothers' building in Cameron Street. His wife Maud also ran a shop in Vine Street where she made and sold beaded lamp shades.

On the underside of each item in the tea set is a stamp indicating that the pieces were made for Eccles Bros. of Whangarei by 'Grimwades, England".

The other tea set was purchased by Mr Eccles.



Maker Role


Date Made

c 1920's

Place Made


Medium and Materials


Inscription and Marks

Made for Eccles Bros. Whangarei
By Grimwades, England.


Tea pot: 206mm L x 121mm W x 131mm H
Sugar bowl: 178mm L x 93mm W x 85mm H
Jug: 134mm L x 75mm W x 90mm H

Credit Line

Donated by Mr Arthur Victor & Mrs Maud Agnes Williams, Whangarei Museum, Kiwi North

Object Type

Domestic Items/Food Drink Consumption

Object number


Copyright Licence  

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