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Chamberlains Worcester Porcelain Plate, White with Flowers Victorian, circa 1846

$345Asking Price

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This is a dessert plate made by Chamberlain's Worcester between 1846 and 1850. The plate is decorated with sublimely painted flowers. The Chamberlain factory was founded in the 1780s by Robert Chamberlain, who was responsible for the decoration department in the famous Worcester pottery during the Dr Wall period. He set up his own factory with his son Humphrey, initially buying up stock from Turner's Caughley factory for decoration, but then circa 1794 starting to produce their own porcelain. By the year 1800 they had built up a strong reputation, producing wonderful tea and dinner ware for the British and European nobility and becoming a mighty competitor of both the Worcester/Flight & Barr and Grainger factories. In the 1840s the factory merged back with Worcester, which later also bought Grainger and was formed into the later Royal Worcester.  This plate is in a style that is quite unusual for the Chamberlain factory: a simple white ground and beautifully hand painted sprays of English cottage flowers. There is a simple gilt rim. The plate is marked with the imprinted CHAMBERLAIN & CO WORCESTER mark that was used between 1846 and 1850. Condition report: The plate is in excellent antique condition without any damage or repairs. It is crazed and it has some very minor wear, as visible in the pictures. Antique British porcelain is never perfect. Kilns were fired on coal in the 1800s, and this meant that china from that period can have some firing specks from flying particles. British makers were also known for their experimentation, and sometimes this resulted in technically imperfect results. Due to the shrinkage in the kiln, items can have small firing lines or develop crazing over time, which should not be seen as damage but as an imperfection of the maker's recipes, probably unknown at the time of making. Items have often been used for many years and can have normal signs of wear, and gilt can have signs of slight disintegration even if never handled. I will reflect any damage, repairs, obvious stress marks, crazing or heavy wear in the item description but some minor scratches, nicks, stains and gilt disintegration can be normal for vintage items and need to be taken into account. There is widespread confusion on the internet about the difference between chips and nicks, or hairlines and cracks. I will reflect any damage as truthfully as I can, i.e. a nick is a tiny bit of damage smaller than 1mm and a chip is something you can easily see with the eye; a glazing line is a break in the glazing only; hairline is extremely tight and/or superficial and not picked up by the finger; and a crack is obvious both to the eye and the finger. Dimensions: 21cm (8.25").

Details

  • Creator
  • Dimensions
    Height: .5 in. (1.27 cm)Diameter: 8.25 in. (20.96 cm)
  • Style
    Victorian (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1846-1850
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. In excellent antique condition; no damage or repairs, some crazing and very minimal wear as visible in the pictures.
  • Seller Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    Seller: A-CHA121stDibs: LU4805122018152

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