Wedgwood Regency Porcelain Rock & Tree Japan Pattern Plate Antique c 1815
A rare early 19th century Regency period Wedgwood Bone China plate, hand painted with a bright and bold Japan Imari pattern in under-glaze blue with pink, peach, green, iron red enamel and profuse gilding. The pattern is based around a central blue tree bough and hollow blue rocks with large stylised Chrysanthemum flowers with the rest of the plate covered in other stylised flowers and leaves.
It is similar in style to the John Rose Coalport "Money Tree" pattern and the Spode "Rock and Tree" pattern. There is a repeated border pattern of stylised flowers and leaves diaper pattern and geometric shaping to three of the six border panels. This plate is made in a style that was first introduced in the early 19th century circa 1810 during the Regency period of George III reign with the Prince Regent (the later George IV) who helped to popularize Japanese patterns and styles. The back of the plate is painted with under-glaze blue stylised stems on the rear of the cavetto, similar to those on Japanese porcelain. The plate is unmarked, however this pattern is recorded as being by Josiah Wedgwood II, it dates from the early Wedgwood bone china period of circa 1812 to 1822.
In the late 19th century this pattern was again produced by Wedgwood for Thomas Goode and Co of 19 South Audley Street, Mayfair, London England and was then marked with the pattern number W1320.
This early 19th century antique Regency porcelain plate is both highly decorative and very collectable.
The plate 9 7/16 inches ( 24 cm) diameter and 15/16 inch (2.3 cm) high, it weighs 455 grammes unpacked.
It is in excellent antique condition, no chips, cracks nor restoration, there is some minor wear and rubbing to the enamel and gilding from use and stacking and some minor fritting to the body from manufacture. Please see the images.