Antique Pearlware Botanical Plates Set Six Hand Painted Silver Lustre Rim c 1810
Here we have a relatively rare set of six attractive antique, pearlware, silver lustre rimmed, hand painted botanical plates dating from around 1810.
Each has the name of the flower hand painted in iron red script on the back of each plate. One also has the painter's number 41.The plates have no makers mark and may possibly have been made by Swansea Pottery, Wales or alternatively by John Shorthose of Hanley Staffordshire England (1807-23).
The source of the illustrations on each plate is from:The Botanical Magazine or Flower-Garden Displayed By William Curtis, 1787, who was also author of the Flora Londinensis. The originals were printed by Couchman and Fry, Throgmorton-Street, For W. CURTIS, at his Botanic-Garden, Lambeth-Marsh.
The naturalistically painted flowers illustrated on these plates are:
Ivy-Leaved Geranium, Geranium Peltatum. ,Monadelphia Decandria, from Vol 1 Plate 20. Two plates are illustrated one in pink one in purple.
Rose Cockle, or Campion, Agrostemma coronaria. Decandria Pentagynia, from Vol 1 Plate 24.
Sweet Pea, or Vetchling. Lathyrus odoratus. Diadelphia Decandria. from Vol 2 plate 60.
Rose Camellia, Camellia Japonica. Monadelphia Polyandria. from Vol 2 Plate 42.
Primrose, Primula Vulgaris.
The plates are 8 1/8 inches (20.7cm) in diameter, small cabinet plate size. They each have the very decorative painted botanical illustration and the silver lustre rim.
The plates weigh a total 1725g unpacked and are in very good condition.
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