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Pair of Antique English Dishes Showing Elephants 'Image Shows One of the Pair'

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A pair of antique English dishes showing an elephant in an Asian setting (see image # 3 to see both dishes in the pair side by side). These octagonal pearl glazed creamware dishes feature a lively scene with two figures riding an Indian elephant through a Chinese landscape. The combination of "Asian" style motifs was a common theme in 19th century England. Along a winding road we see large fruit trees and fenced gardens. The road leads into the distance where we see a tall pagoda temple. The pattern is printed in brown with overglaze enameling in orange, yellow, green and blue. The dishes are unmarked, but are similar to the later Wedgwood & Co. "Processional Elephant and Howdah" pattern made in the mid-19th century. Minnie Holdaway suggests that these dishes were the inspiration for the later Wedgwood & Co. pattern, since they date to the early 19th century. Dimensions: 9 inches diameter x 1 inch height Condition: Excellent. Price: $600 for the pair of dishes References: Holdaway, Minnie. The Wares of Ralph Wedgwood. English Ceramic Circle Transactions Vol. 12 Part 3. London: The Lincoln's Inn Press Ltd, 1986.

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  • Dimensions
    H 1 in. x Dm 9 in.H 2.54 cm x Dm 22.86 cm
  • Diameter
    9 in. (22.86 cm)
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Reference Number
    LU866513006462
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