A Coalport porcelain dessert plate hand painted with a bright and bold Imari style Japan pattern in under-glaze blue with pink peach and iron red enamel with dots of green and blue and gilding. The pattern is based around a central blue vase or bough pot with large highly stylised peonies with the rest of the plate covered in other stylised flowers and leaves. This plate is made in a pattern that was first introduced in the early 19th century circa 1810 during the Regency period of George III reign when Japanese patterns and styles were popular.
The plate has a small green printed mark on the back COALPORT A.D. 1750 without a crown. This helps to date the plate to circa 1875 to 1881 just in the fourth quarter of the 19th century during the reign of Queen Victoria. It was made by company of John Rose and Co of Coalport, Shropshire England . There is no pattern number on this item it may possibly have been made to replace a broken item from an earlier service.
The plate 8 inches ( 20.3 cm) diameter and 15/16 inches (1.9 cm) high, it weighs 312 grammes unpacked.
It is in excellent antique condition, no chips, cracks nor restoration. Please see the images.
References:Godden's "Encyclopaedia of of British Pottery and Porcelain Marks" page 157 entry 957.
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