Antique Georgian Stone China Dinner Plate Imari Pattern 66 Hicks Meigh 1820
A extremely attractive antique ironstone lobed round shaped dinner plate with a gadrooned rim. The plate has been printed and hand coloured with an Imari pattern. There is a blue transfer printed armorial mark with "STONE CHINA" on the base as well as a pattern number 66. This plate was made by Hicks, Meigh and Johnson of Broad Street Works, Shelton, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, England. It dates to 1820 - 1830 during the late Georgian period in the UK.
The plate features a blue coloured transfer printed outline pattern in a Chinoiserie or Imari style. The pattern is richly hand coloured and gilded in over-glaze enamels of iron red, peach and gold.
The pattern is generally an Anglicised Japanese Imari and many other manufacturers made stylistically similar pieces but perhaps not as ornately decorative. There is a large oriental style vase with a number of large flower in it, the vase being sat upon a low Chinese table. There are other flowers and leaves as well as one large oversized flower to the left hand side. The plate has an inner hatched border and an outer floral and scroll border.
Some collectors refer to this pattern as Rayner pattern, it is normally associated with Ashworths who ran this same factory from 1860, however the item on offer here is the original pattern from circa 1820.
The plate is 10 1/2 inches (26.7 cm) diameter. It stands approx 1 1/8 inch (2.8 cm) high and weighs 648 grammes unpacked.
It is in excellent antique condition with some extremely minor marking to the enamel and gilding.
It is a very attractive item for display or use and will be of particular interest to collectors of Hicks and Meigh, Ironstone China and hand coloured English transfer-ware.
Some collectors refer to this pattern as Rayner pattern, it is normally associated with Ashworths who ran this same factory from 1860, however the item on offer here is the origial patternfrom circa 1820.