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This is a beautiful plate from about 1840 made by an English factory, probably in Staffordshire. The plate has a faux-pierced rim with Rococo Revival moulding and medallions, a bright apple green ground, and a very charming painting of fruits and flowers in the centre. This plate would have belonged to a large dessert service.

 

In the early 1900s there were as many as 300 porcelain factories, many now unknown. This plate was made by a good factory that imitated the Rococo Revival style as done by great factories like Coalport or H&R Daniel, however we don't know which factory made this plate. Some believe it might have been Hilditch, however, we could not find conclusive evidence of that.

 

The plate is unmarked except the pattern number 183.

 

CONDITION REPORT The plate is in excellent antique condition without any damage, repairs or crazing, and only some minor wear as visible in the pictures.

 

Antique British porcelain is never perfect. Kilns were fired on coal in the 1800s, and this meant that china from that period can have some firing specks from flying particles. British makers were also known for their experimentation, and sometimes this resulted in technically imperfect results. Due to the shrinkage in the kiln, items can have small firing lines or develop crazing over time, which should not be seen as damage but as an imperfection of the maker's recipes, probably unknown at the time of making. Items have often been used for many years and can have normal signs of wear, and gilt can have signs of slight disintegration even if never handled. I will reflect any damage, repairs, obvious stress marks, crazing or heavy wear in the item description but some minor scratches, nicks, stains and gilt disintegration can be normal for vintage items and need to be taken into account.

 

There is widespread confusion on the internet about the difference between chips and nicks, or hairlines and cracks. I will reflect any damage as truthfully as I can, i.e. a nick is a tiny bit of damage smaller than 1mm and a chip is something you can easily see with the eye; a glazing line is a break in the glazing only; hairline is extremely tight and/or superficial and not picked up by the finger; and a crack is obvious both to the eye and the finger. Etcetera - I try to be as accurate as I can and please feel free to ask questions or request more detailed pictures!

 

DIMENSIONS (diameter) 22.5cm (8.8").

English plate, apple green with fruits, Rococo Revival, ca 1840

SKU: A-ANO93
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