This is a stunning pair of antique royal blue ground porcelain plates from Copeland & Garrett, each featuring three hand-painted landscape scenes in foliate bordered cartouches, in the maker's pattern number 6800. Each of these scenes is named on the back of the plate in hand painted iron red enamel script. The plates were produced in the William IV period in a Georgian style circa 1835.
The scenes on plate one are as follows:
Drakes Island, in Plymouth Devon, England
Devenish Island, an island in Lower Lough Erne, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. usually accessible by ferry from Trory Point, just outside Enniskillen.
Loch Lochy.or Loch Lòchaidh, a large freshwater loch in Lochaber, Highland, Scotland.
On plate 2 they are:
Loch Ard, located near Loch Lomond in the Trossachs National Park of the Stirling council area of Scotland.
Marked Kinsgate, but believed to be Neptune's Temple or Arx Ruohim at Kingsgate Bay, near Broadstairs in Kent, England.
Marked Revaulx Abbey. Rievaulx Abbey was a Cistercian abbey in Rievaulx, near Helmsley, in the North York Moors National Park of North Yorkshire, England.
The plates are each made in a lobed round shape with a low relief moulded scrolled foliate rim with gilded highlights. The centres of each plate are reserved with white circular panel with a gilded border line. There is a gilded floriate and acanthus leaf medallion in the middle of each plate. In the centre of the back of each plate is a transfer printed maker's back stamp in green - a crowned Copeland and Garrett within a laurel leaf garland. Copeland and Garrett operated from 1833 until 1847
The set consists two decorative plates, both of which are original and authentic. The plates are 9 1/4 inches (23.5 cm) diameter, 3 1 1/8 inches (3 cm) high, and weigh a total of 992 grams unpacked. The condition of these antiques plates is reasonably good, no chips nor restoration, one has a central crack, the other has some rubbing and wear to the the Royal Blue ground. Please see the images.
They are perfect for all occasions and will add a touch of elegance to any collection.These Triple Named Landscape scenes are a true work of art and are sure to impress any antique collector or lover of fine porcelain.