Antique Mason's Patent Ironstone Plate Imari Pattern 3050 OF127 c 1845
A Mason's Patent Ironstone lobed round shaped dinner plate in an Imari style pattern, numbered 3050 on the base. The base has the angular crowned ribboned mark with "Mason's Patent Ironstone China" and the pattern number "3050" painted on the footrim. This antique plate dates to the mid 19th century circa 1845-49 during the Victorian period in the UK and was made by Charles James Mason who was operating from Fenton Works, Lane Delph, Staffordshire, England.
The pattern consists of a central flower with a stylised flower design around it with scrolling spirals of gilding, surrounded by an ornate design of further stylised flowers, ruyi heads and lingzhi fungus in a loosely Chinese style. The central pattern is contained within a diamond diaper border on the cavetto and an outer border floral pattern with gilded leaves and scrolls between two opposing cartouches, one round with stylised floral leaves the other square with canted corners, filled with a bordered design with a pink flower and two tone green leaves.
The plate is 10 3/8 inches (26.3 cm) diameter. It stands approx 1 1/4 inch (3 cm) high and weighs 771 grammes unpacked. It is in good antique condition with wear to the gilding and a small chip to the rim.
It is a very attractive item for display and will be of particular interest to collectors of Mason's ironstone and antique English transfer-ware.
The Mason's Collectors' Club refers to this pattern as "Central Flower with Twirls", and allocates the code OF127.