An outstanding group of antique English porcelain dishes made by Miles Mason Porcelain in a lively overall pattern of pink and orange flowers and green leaves. Like many of Miles Mason's best patterns this pattern has flair. It is full of energy and has a unique flavor. Placed in a cabinet or on a wall these dishes will make an entire room come alive. The squares measure 8.5" x 8.5", the shells 8.5" x 8", and the ovals 11" x 7.5".
In 1796 Miles Mason entered into a partnership with the experienced porcelain manufacturer Thomas Wolfe of Liverpool, and then in the same year took another partnership with George Wolfe at the Victoria Works in Lane Delph, producing fine earthenware. Miles thus assured himself of a continuous supply of earthenware and porcelain for his retail porcelain and pottery business in London. Both of these partnerships ceased in 1800. Miles kept the Victoria Works for himself, and started to produce his own porcelain which he continued until 1807. From 1807 until 1813 Miles Mason produced very fine porcelain. He retired from business in June 1813.
H 1 in. x W 8.5 in. x D 8.5 in. for the squares
$2,250 for the group
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