On offer are two magnificent cabinet plates, produced by Grainger Worcester around 1850. I have once seen an entire dessert service in this pattern including footed comports - it was spectacular. This is your opportunity to own two of these plates!

 

Grainger was one of the leading factories in Worcester in the 19th Century. It started in the early days of British bone china production at the very beginning of the century, and was merged with Royal Worcester about 100 years later. During this era they were among the leaders of china production, producing exceptionally finely painted and sculpted forms, often jewelled, pierced or reticulated.

 

These plates stand out in various ways. The sage green colour of the rims is bright and very even - which was difficult to fire in those days. The rims are beautifully gilded, intricately moulded and jewelled with little white balls of porcelain. The heart of each plate is hand painted with an extremely fine study of fruits: one of gooseberries, the other of strawberries. These paintings are so real that you want to pick up the fruits with your fingers! 

 

The plates are signed on the back in puce with the hand written "Grainger" mark, characteristic for the mid-19th Century, as well as the pattern number 1797.

 

CONDITION REPORT The plates are in perfect antique condition; they have obviously only been used for display. The only sign of age are a few tiny white marks on the green rims; these may be from production or from handling (there is no wear of use).

 

Kilns were fired on coal in the 1800s, and this meant that china from that period can have some firing specks from flying particles. As most high-end Grainger wares, this set is relatively free from any firing specks.

 

Please note that all items in my shop are of vintage or antique condition. They have often been used for many years and can have normal signs of wear. If they are from the 19th Century, please note that items fired in coal-fired kilns nearly always have irregularities at the surface and/or specks under the glazing. I will reflect any damage, repairs or heavy wear in the item description but some minor scratches, nicks and stains 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 see with the eye; a hairline runs over the surface glazing but not the body of the item and a crack runs through the body of the item, usually weakening its structure. Etcetera - I try to be as accurate as I can and please feel free to ask questions or request more detailed pictures!

 

DIMENSIONS (diameter): 23.5cm (9 1/4").

 

Set of 2 cabinet plates, jewelled hand painted, Grainger Worcester ca 1850

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