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Set of 6 Imari Dessert Plates Late 18th Century Turner’s Patent Ironstone England$2,340.00
This set of six plates, crafted by John Turner circa 1795, features the exquisite Imari color palette of iron red, cobalt blue, and radiant gold. The color combination creates a vibrant and striking look, and the design of a dragon soaring amidst a lush garden is captivating. The pattern was inspired by the renowned Imari porcelain patterns of 17th and 18th century Japan.
John Turner, the inventor of ironstone, crafted the plates. He held the first patent for ironstone, which he manufactured from 1795 to 1805. The underside of each plate is impressed with the mark “Turner”.
The Turner family of potters was active in Staffordshire, England, from 1756-1829. Their manufactures have been compared favorably with those of Josiah Wedgwood and Sons. Josiah Wedgwood was a friend and a commercial rival of John Turner, the first notable potter in the Turner family.
Seven Antique Porcelain Botanical Cabinet Plates Made by Minton Circa 1825$4,200.00
Bardith has been in business for 58 years. The flowers on these cabinet plates are among the most beautiful we have ever owned. They are both flamboyant and natural. The plates were made and hand-painted at Minton, an English factory, in the early 19th century, circa 1825. Each plate displays a single fabulous botanical flower filling the center and stretching onto the border. Several plates show butterflies and other insects hovering around the flower. The edge of each dish is beautifully gilded.
This set consists of seven plates with the Minton mark and the names of each flower on the reverse: Iris Pallida, Tawny Day Lilly, Convolvulus Minor, Double Nasturtium, Eastern Poppy, Anemone, Rudbeckia
Diameter of the desserts: 8.9″
19th Century Minton Ornithological Porcelain Dessert Service$2,900.00
A partial dessert service by Minton, hand-painted with ornithological scenes after designs by Joseph Smith. The service comprises two small compotes and four dessert dishes.
This Minton dessert service is a stunning example of English porcelain craftsmanship. Intricate apple-green lattice designs are enhanced with gilding. The compotes’ feet and dishes’ rims are reticulated, further contributing to the set’s delicacy. The reticulated shape is known as the “Devon” shape. The most special feature of this service, however, are the meticulously rendered (and labeled) ornithological scenes, which point to a 19th-century spirit of scientific classification. One dish features the impressed wheel date mark for 1872.
Compotes – 6 1/2 in. Dm x 4 1/2 in. H (11.8 cm H x 16 cm D)
Dishes – 9 1/4 in. Dm x 3/4 in. H (2 cm H x 23 cm D)
Condition: Excellent. Some light staining to the body of one plate.
Set of 11 Early Spode Ironstone Imari Dessert Dishes Made circa 1815$1,650.00
A set of 11 Imari style ironstone dessert dishes, made by Spode circa 1815.
Josiah Spode II began producing stone china in 1813 as an alternative to porcelain. Stone china, also known as ironstone due to its hard and durable fabric, became famous for its porcelain-like greyish blue glaze and glassy surface. So popular was this new medium that Queen Charlotte purchased her own stone china service from Spode’s Portugal Street showroom. These dessert dishes are early examples of Spode Stone China; in 1822 the company introduced an improved body marketed as “New Stone,” and thereafter items were branded as such.
Dishes are marked with pattern number 2283 in iron red and feature the printed Spode Stone China mark in underglaze blue.
Dimensions: 8 in. Dm x 1/2 in. H (20.3 cm Dm x 1.4 cm H)
Condition: Excellent overall. Light wear to some enamels and gilding on dishes commensurate with age and use. The plates with the least and most amounts of wear are pictured.
12 Antique Worcester Porcelain Dessert Dishes Decorated Strawberries circa 1820$1,200.00
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