A beautiful imari pattern porcelain comport or centrepiece dating from circa 1820. This lovely English porcelain centrepiece that has been hand painted in the imari palette - underglaze blue and iron red. The pattern is Temple and Bird and features Lotus flowers, blossom, birds and insects.
It has two ornate handles, low relief floral moulding, a shaped scrolled rim and gilded highlights. As is usually the case with English porcelain dating from this period, it has no maker's mark but another item from this dessert service have the pattern number 2/957 and others have a cursive number 2 painted on the foot rim. This item was most likely produced by the Coalport Porcelain Works ( John Rose and Co) of Coalport Shropshire, England.
The high footed comport stands 7 1/4 inches high and 12 5/8ths inches wide.It weighs 1325 g.
Condition: It is in good decorative order with a restored chip / crack to the foot, a couple of tight hairlines in the bowl, a couple of very tiny ones at the handle and rim and a little bone china body discolouration.
This is a very attractive item for display and perfect for a dining table or a sideboard.
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