A very rare set of ten, very attractive, antique hybrid hard paste porcelain hand painted and gilded Imari crab claw pattern dinner plates very probably made by John Rose and Co of Coalport, Shropshire England. They date from the early 19th century around 1810 during the late Georgian or Regency period.
The plates are decorated in poly-chrome enamel in an Imari palette and style, there are six equal sized panels around a central floral design of what was probably meant by the designer to be a flower with two opening leaves. However, this design does resemble a crab's "claw" or pincer, hence the name.
Of the six panels, three have an under glaze blue ground with a central iron red chrysanthemum flower. The three other panels each have the same design of three under glaze blue leaves and three iron red flowers and green leaves all with copious gilding.
The plates are unmarked on the base other than some under-glaze blue dots, possibly decorator's marks.These lobed rim plates are 9 7/16 inches (23.8 cm) in diameter, small dinner or dessert plate size.There are five lobes to each plate. We have seen very similar items in this pattern with the pattern number 561 painted on them.
The plates weigh a total 4937g unpacked and are in very good antique condition, six have no chips cracks nor restoration, three have rim chips and star cracks, one has a stabilised crack, all have minor wear to the enamel and gilding A highly decorative and partially very usable set.
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