A pair of beautifully decorated English porcelain plates ornately gilded and hand painted with four equally spaced polychrome floral sprays and a central pink rose. The ornate gilding consists of a concave edged octagonal central section linked with four trailing grape vines with leaves and tendrils emanating from a band of twenty crescent scrolls with "eyelashes" surmounted with "four leaf clover" and dots and an outer band.
Although there is no makers marks nor pattern number on them, these plates were originally from an "Fluted Old English" or "Royal" pattern tea service that was made by John and William Ridgway of the Cauldon Place Works, Shelton (Hanley) in Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, England circa 1825. Please see the coffee cans and bowl listed separately.
The plates are both in very good condition with no chips cracks nor restoration. There is some rubbing and wear to the gilding commensurate with age and use, they still display beautifully. These are a very decorative pair antique porcelain plates for any collector of Ridgway or Regency to late Georgian period English porcelain from the early 19th century.
Height 1 1/8 inch ( 2.8 cm)
Diameter 9 3/8 inches ( 23.8 cm)
Total Weight 918 grammes unpacked