- Z we, A very attractive antique ironstone fan shaped supper dish or section by the renowned English maker, Mason's and with their blue printed crown and banner backstamp and the line impressed mark: Mason's Patent Ironstone China. These details date it 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 dish features a most attractive chinoiserie inspired pattern, printed in underglaze 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 dish is maximum of 16 inches wide by 6 1/2 inches. It stands approx 1 7/8ths inches high and weighs 818g. It is in very good condition with just a small glaze chip near the rim and a couple of spur marks and tiny brown dots in the glaze, dating from manufacture. 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.