Ironstone

Ironstone was named for the “iron” strength of the ceramic body, and not, as popularly thought, for iron in its clay.

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  • Set Eleven Dinner Plates Masons Ironstone Sharkskin Pattern Orange Brown c-1915

    $4,300.00

    This wonderful set of eleven Mason’s Ironstone plates is decorated in a rich orange-brown with overall black detailing resembling sharkskin. The set dates to circa 1915. The color is fabulous. On the reverse is a transfer printed crown and banner in black with the pattern number ‘C.1753’ in iron-red, and the impressed “2XG” and “ENGLAND”, which Masons began to stamp after 1891. The marks indicate Masons made the set circa 1915.

    Dimensions: 10.5″ diameter

    Condition: Good with crazing to the reverse of the dishes (see images #10 and #11). Crazing resulted from the original firing process in 1915 when the glaze and the earthenware body under it expanded and contracted at different rates during the heating and cooling process.

  • Pair of Spode Ironstone Plates Lavender & Pink Borders Made England, circa 1820

    $350.00

    A pair of Spode plates, 9.5″ diameter, made in England, circa 1820. The centers are decorated with flowers and rockwork in a chinoiserie design. The exquisite border is decorated with a patterned lavender and iron-red design and further decorated with blue and green branch-like decorations around cartouches filled with pink roses.

    Dimensions: 9.5″ diameter

    Condition: Excellent

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