Flight Barr and Barr Worcester Porcelain Plate Patterdale Landscape c 1825
A Flight Barr and Barr period Worcester Porcelain landscape pattern dessert plate, hand painted with a view of Patterdale. The plate has a maroon border and and gilded lobed and gadrooned rim. The plate dates from the Flight Barr and Barr period 1813 to 1840, but was probably made in the 1820's the late Georgian period in the early 19th century. The scene is after an oil painting exhibited in the RA in 1783 by Philip James de Loutherbourg (1740-1812) of a horse and cart outside a cottage in Patterdale, Westmorland. (ref 1)
Patterdale is a small village just south of Ullswater in the English Lake District, it is famous as a start for fell walkers on their way up Helvellyn and is just north of the famous Kirkstone pass. It was also famous as the renowned poet William Wordsworth spent some of his youth nearby.
This very fine English porcelain plate carries the impressed mark on the base of a crowned FBB for Flight,Barr and Barr who operated from 1813 until 1840. The back also has the hand painted mark in puce " Flight Barr and Barr, Royal Porcelain Works, London House No,1 Coventry Street". " These beautifully painted and designed porcelains of the early 19th centuries were a great status symbol, and were the the height of fashion in the ostentatious Regency period.
Flight Barr and Barr operated from the Warmstry factory at Warmstry House, Worcester, Worcestershire, England, This dish dates from around 1825 during the reign of George IV.
It is in good antique condition but, has some restoration, there is some wear to the gilding around the rim. There are old repairs to the back as can be seen in the images, some of the maroon border enamel has been touched in, as has some of the gilding on the inner border. Please see the images. The condition is reflected in the listed price.
This is a great item for any collector of antique English Georgian period 19th century porcelain, landscape patterns,, Flight, Barr and Barr or Worcester porcelain. Very suitable for lovers of the English Lake District. It has an old collection label on the back that reads, " The Flight Collection 132/4 ".
Height 3/4 inch ( 1.9 cm)
Diameter 8 1/2 inches (21.8 cm)
Weight 412 grammes unpacked
Free UK postage and packing when purchased at the listed price, International shipping at cost.
1. artcollection.culture.gov.uk/artwork/2525/ Philip James de Loutherbourg