Collection of Mario Buatta Pair Tobacco Leaf Pattern Mason’s Ironstone Dishes
Provenance: The Private Collection of Mario Buatta
A pair of large Tobacco Leaf pattern dishes made by Mason’s Ironstone circa 1820.
This pair of large Tobacco Leaf dishes are exquisite!
Mario loved porcelain with well-painted flowers and unexpected color combinations. These Tobacco Leaf pattern dishes have both. The decoration features lobed leaves and hibiscus flowers. It was inspired by the flowering Nicotiana (Tobacco) plant and by patterns used on Indian and Chinese textiles and from the 17th and 18th-century.
The Tobacco Leaf pattern was and still is one of the most sought after of porcelain patterns. This pair of dishes light up the room.
Dimensions: 7″ diameter
Condition: Excellent one dish with some fine gray specs from the original firing.
The last image shows the pair of plates and a pair of Flight, Barr, Barr Worcester Tobacco Leaf dishes, and four 18th century small Chinese export Tobacco Leaf pattern dishes, all from The Private Collection of Mario Buatta.