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