Set 11 Rust Color Dinner Plates Masons Ironstone Sharkskin Pattern Circa 1915
This excellent set of eleven Mason’s Ironstone plates is decorated in rich rust color 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 initial 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.