Masons Ironstone China Pekin Japan Pattern Handled Oval Plate or Stand c 1830
A Masons Ironstone China handled oval plate or tureen stand decorated with the hand coloured Pekin Japan pattern and marked underneath with the crowned ribbon Patent Ironstone China printed mark.
The elongated oval shaped plate has asymmetric ribbon handles a ribbed border in the rococo style. The pattern consists of an oriental landscape scene with a temple bridge with two figures and sampan in a typical Chinoiserie style.
The transfer printed mark on the base is that of Charles James Mason who traded as G. M. and C. J. Mason who operated at the Minerva Works, Lane Delph, Staffordshire, England from 1813 until 1829. It is also the mark of used by Charles James Mason who traded as C. J. Mason and Co and operated at Victoria Place, Fenton, Staffordshire, England from 1829 until 1848. This plate dates from circa 1830.
See mark 25 on page 111 of Mason Porcelain and Ironstone 1796 - 1853 by Reginald Haggar and Elizabeth Adams. Also plates 101 and 102 of the same volume.
Masons Collector's Club has assigned the identification number of OB108d for this pattern. The pattern is also known as Willow pattern variant and is listed on the Transfer Collectors Club database as pattern 1077.
Connie Rogers had an excellent informative article about this pattern in the Transfer ware Collectors Club newsletter 2011 Summer Issue, Vol. X1I No. 2
Height 1 3/16 inches ( 3.0 cm)
Length 9 5/8 inches (24.3 cm)
Width 6 5/16 inches (16.0 cm)
Weight 332 grammes unpacked