Antique Mason's Patent Ironstone Plate Blue India Pheasant B&W Transfer c 1820
A very attractive antique ironstone lobed round shaped dinner plate by the renowned English maker, Mason's and with their blue printed crown and banner backstamp mark: Patent Ironstone China. This plate dates to 1815 - 1820 during the Regency period in the UK.
It was made by the firm of the brothers George Miles and Charles James Mason, of Lane Delph, Staffordshire, England, who traded as G.M and C.J Mason. The pattern is detailed on the Transferware Collectors Club database, pattern number 4116. It is also featured in the Mason's Collectors Club book, An Updated Compendium of Impressed and Ironstone Patterns 1813 - 30 Volume I, and referenced as OE7.
The plate features a most attractive Chinoiserie inspired pattern, printed in under-glaze blue, referred to as India Pheasant. It features two of these exotic birds in the central print. It has also been referred to as Blue Pheasant and also Pheasant and Peonies by some collectors and dealers.
The plate is 9 7/8 inches (25 cm) diameter. It stands approx 1 1/8 inches (2.8 cm) high and weighs 548 g. It is in good antique condition with some crazing and minor staining and some glaze rubbing to the front from stacking and use, it is fitted with an antique metal hanging mount near the rim. This item was made during the Regency period of the reign of King George III.
It is a very attractive item for display or use and will be of particular interest to collectors of Mason's ironstone and English blue and white transferware.