Set 8 porcelain botanical dessert plates hand painted flowers pattern 1060 - scalloped rim with gilt leaf shaped border antique Victorian c 1850 22cm
A very attractive, useful and decorative set of eight hand painted bone china botanical dessert plates each painted in polychrome enamels with a different flower. The back of each plate is an iron red painted pattern number 1060.
Each plate has twenty equally sized scallops around the rim with a low relief border which creates an ellipse or elongated oval shape to each scallop. There is a gilt border pattern which consists of an outer rim gilt line which is interspersed with a gilt leaf at the end of each scallop, between each leaf there is a thick gilt line made up of three short scrolls, below which there are three thin gilt scroll lines. There are also three gilt dots between each leaf. This is quite a distinctive and decorative border.
This antique set is unmarked other than the pattern number 1060, and was probably produced by one of the many Staffordshire factories of the day. The set dates from the mid nineteenth century during the Victorian period circa 1850. We believe that the flowers depicted are as follows:
Pink Dog Rose - Rosa Canina
Pink Striped Rose - Rosa Mundi
Hawthorn - Crataegus
Nasturtium - Tropaeolum
Sweet Pea - Lathyrus odoratus
Fuschia - Onagraceae
Viola - Violaceae
Carnation - Dianthus caryophyllus
Each plate has a diameter of approximately 8 5/8 inches (22 cm) and stand comport stands approximately 3/4 inch (2.2 cm) high.Together the set weighs 2.868 kilograms unpacked, It is too heavy for Royal Mail International services, International delivery by courier.
They are in very good antique condition, all have very minor wear to the gilding and glaze crazing. A couple have very minor bone china discolouration, one has a short tight crack to the rim, a couple have very minor chips to the footrims. This is a most decorative and desirable antique set of Victorian porcelain botanical dessert plates either for display or use.