Set Six John Rose Coalport Porcelain Dessert Plates Gilt Ellipse & Dot c 1798
A rare set of six very attractive antique John Rose Coalport hybrid hard paste porcelain gilded, lobed rim, dessert plates, dating from around 1798. These white plates have no makers mark, although one has two impressed concentric circles mark. George III was the monarch on the throne at the time these plates were made in the late eighteenth century.
These plates are elegantly decorated in gilded pattern which consists of a central rose motif, surrounded by a band with semi circles and dots and on the rim there is a wide band of gilded ellipses which are interlinked. Each ellipse has three gilded dots and are between two thick gilded bands and an outer gilded border.
These lobed rim plates are 8 inches (20.3 cm) in diameter, small dinner or dessert plate size.There are six pairs of large and small lobes lobes to each plate. They each stand on a short relatively wide foot rim.
The plates weigh a total 1683 g unpacked and are in very good antique and usable condition.There is some rubbing to the gilding on each plate four have one very tiny chips to the back two of which are just visible from the front. Probably caused by a plate hanger. Some minor fritting commensurate with this body.
John Rose had been an apprentice to Thomas Turner at the Caughley factory until aged 21 when he set up his own manufacturing company with Edward Blakeway at Jackfields around 1793. By 1796 they had set up a works across the other side of the River Severn at Coalport, from where this delightful dessert service originated.
They make great display items and will be of interest to any collector of antique porcelain, John Rose Coalport items or hybrid hard paste collectors. If you would like to see more images please message us.