New Hall Porcelain Rectangular Twin Handled Dessert Dish Antique c 1820 - low relief border rim birds and grapes - central printed fruit and leaves
A New Hall porcelain rectangular shaped integral twin handled dessert dish with a low relief patterned border rim of exotic pheasant type birds in the corners and fruiting grape vines and foliage, all on a light green ground. The centre of the dish is decorated with a printed fruit and leaves pattern that has been realistically hand coloured in enamels. There are four gilded leaf sprigs in the corners of the base of the dish, a gilded border line around the edge of the reserved white base and the light green ground of the rim, additionally there is a gilded line around the outer rim and on the handles.
Although this dessert dish is unmarked it is in a shape that is recorded as being that of the New Hall Porcelain company of Shelton, Staffordshire, England. (Ref. 1). Prince Regent later George IV was on the throne, at the time this dessert dish was made at the start of the nineteenth century in the Regency or late Georgian period circa 1820 to 1831.
This dish is in very good antique condition with some minor wear to the gilding, no chips cracks nor restoration.
It is a very attractive and highly decorative antique item for display and will be of particular interest to collectors of antique New Hall porcelain, Georgian ceramics, dessert dishes or serve-ware. A great example of antique hand coloured transfer ware by a highly regarded and collected factory - ideal to add to any collection.
Height 1 5/8 inches ( 4.2 cm)
Length 10 inches (25.4 cm)
Width 6 1/2 inches (16.5 cm)
Weight 415 grammes unpacked
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1. For a similar relief moulded plate see plate 443 page 252 of and Illustrated Encyclopedia of British Pottery and Porcelain by Geoffrey Godden.