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Antique Georgian Ironstone China Plate Chinese Garden Pattern Transfer c 1820

Antique Georgian Ironstone China Plate Chinese Garden Pagoda Pattern Transfer c 1820Click the image to enlarge

Antique Georgian Ironstone China Plate Chinese Garden Pattern Transfer c 1820

A extremely attractive antique ironstone lobed round shaped dinner plate by a currently unknown maker. There is an impressed mark: " IRONSTONE CHINA" on the base as well as a pattern number 134. This plate dates to 1810 - 1830 during the late Georgian period in the UK. 

The plate features a brown coloured transfer ware printed pattern in a Chinoiserie style. The pattern is richly hand coloured and gilded in over-glaze enamels of green, pink, peach, red and gold. 

The pattern is generally similar in design to Wedgwood pattern Blue Palisade, listed on the Transfer ware collectors club database as "Chinese Garden". (#2129) The "C" shaped fence in the foreground, the central bamboo stems, the overly large Peony flower in the front right and a pagoda in the background. The major differences other than the colouring, are the pagoda is nearer to the foreground and much larger and is gilded. There is a very distinctive Ornate Garden Archway to the right of the pattern and floral and scroll border which is much more "open" than later borders tend to be.

It also has features of the Pagoda and Fence pattern (TCC DB # 6221) sometimes known as Pagoda Garden by Charles James Mason and Co. And Mason may have based his pattern on this one here.

The plate is 9 inches (22.8 cm) diameter. It stands approx 1 inch (2.5 cm) high and weighs 462 g. 

It is in excellent antique condition with some minor fritting to the glaze front and back and some minor enamel flaking or rubbing. There is some enamel marking to the rear from the decorator at time of manufacture.. 

It is a very attractive item for display or use and will be of particular interest to collectors of Ironstone China and English transfer-ware.

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