|Mason's and Other Stone China|
Revealing an elegance and refinement more typical of porcelain than stone china, this Maso...
Revealing an elegance and refinement more typical of porcelain than stone china, this Masons plate centers on a traditional Chinese garden scene with fence, screen, and exotic plants--but executed with more precision than most similar Masons patterns. Reserves in the borders feature birds and plants depicted in a complimentary style.
What most distinguishes this design, however, is the elaborate gilding on the border which creates a complex filigree against the salmon ground and, in the small scalloped reserves, creates a golden silhouette image of a bird on a branch. Finally one last touch of elegance is achieved in the blank itself with a gently molded pleat and panel flange detail ending with a softly scalloped edge.
|Date:||C. 1810's to 1830's|
|Dimensions:||Diameter 9 3/8 in.|
|Condition:||Chip inside foot, some stacking wear at edge of well
When one happens across an unknown pattern, which nevertheless exhibits unmistakable trait...
When one happens across an unknown pattern, which nevertheless exhibits unmistakable traits of a known potter, one recalls that english potters were on occasion commissioned to make replacement pieces for imported Chinese sets--although Spode is much better known for this practice than Masons. The results are often spectacular and approach a one-of-a-kind status.