A set of four antique pearlware plates hand painted in under glaze blue in a Chinoiserie style with a Cottage and Fence pattern with a scalloped shell edge or feather edge border rim also picked out in under glaze blue. The style of pattern is often termed Pagoda and Fence.
These are decorative and collectable items of antique pearlware pottery dating from circa 1780 - during the Georgian period in the late 18th century, George III was on the throne at the time. The plates have plain flat bases without a foot rim and are unmarked. Based upon elements of the pattern they have been attributed to the Indeo Pottery in Bovey Tracey in Devon, England. This pottery was redeveloped by William Ellis in 1772 and ran until 1842.
See plates 183, 184 and 185 of "Painted in Blue, underglaze blue painted earthenwares 1775 to 1810" by Lois Roberts. Published by the Northern Ceramic Society.
The plates are 8 inches in diameter, dessert plate size. and weigh a total of 1114 grammes unpacked.
The plates are in good antique condition, each have a few small disguised chips to the rims, one has a chip to the edge of the cavetto, and one has a 1 3/8 inch long crack to the rim. There is glaze crazing and quite a lot of discolouration to the crazing. However, they are still an interesting relatively unusual and decorative set. Please see the images.
This is a lovely relatively rare set of 18th century pearlware to add to any collection.
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