A John Turner Pottery Georgian period pearlware reticulated rim dessert plate circa 1780, with a hand painted floral pattern and a blue painted border rim. There is a narrow blue feather edge inner border.
This is a very decorative and collectable piece of antique pearlware pottery dating from circa 1780 - in the Georgian period. George III was on the throne at the time. The plate has the impressed mark TURNER on the back showing that it was produced by John Turner whose factory operated between 1762 until 1806 in Lane End, Longton, Staffordshire, England. We would date this item to circa 1780. Turner was appointed potter to the Prince of Wales in 1784 (later Prince Regent and then George IV).
The plate is 8 inches in diameter and has a fretted or pierced rim, picked out in bright blue enamel with feather edge detail. The centre of the plate has a hand painted floral spray including a rose, carnation and forget-me-not flowers. There are single flowers painted around it.
The plate is in very good condition and has two collector's labels on the back from a previous owner. It has a little flaking to the blue enamel and some minor glaze crazing and superficial knife marks or scratches. It weighs 259 g.
This is a superb item of 18th century pearlware to add to any collection.
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