Dragons in Compartments Plate Made England Circa 1820
We are pleased to offer this Dragons in Compartments pattern plate. It was hand-painted by Worcester Porcelain in England circa 1820. Decorated with mythical beasts alternating with images of vases all within lappet-shaped panels this wonderful pattern is also known as Bengal Tiger or Kylin in Compartments. It was first made by Worcester in the 18th century. The pattern is an exotic English interpretation of Chinese export porcelains from the Kangxi period.
Dimensions: 8.5″ diameter
Background of Worcester Porcelain:
Worcester Porcelain is believed to be the oldest remaining English porcelain brand still in existence today. Wares were produced beginning in the late 1740s and are known today as Royal Worcester Porcelain. In 1788 the company received a royal warrant as purveyors of porcelains to their Royal Majesties.