Pair of Staffordshire Ironstone Dishes Made in England, Circa 1825

$530.00

Made circa 1825, this pair of eye-catching dishes features a lovely orange lotus blossom at the center and six pink and orange lotus blossoms decorating the border. Each blossom sits above cobalt blue leaves, lined with gilt. Small green leaves add a pop of color to the white ground. The central flower is separated from the border by two decorative bands of color: one orange and the other cobalt blue. A gentle lobed and gadrooned edge completes the decoration.

Dimensions: 10.25″ in diameter x 1.75″ tall

Condition: Excellent

In stock

Background

Ironstone is earthenware made of clay mixed with feldspar. Patented in 1813 by Charles James Mason in Staffordshire, England, it was an immediate success, and ironstone blanks were decorated with transfer patterns or hand painting often to imitate Chinese porcelain.


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