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Coalport Plate, Peach with Hand Painted Flowers, Attributed to Thomas Dixon

$355

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This is a very beautiful dessert plate made by Coalport in circa 1840. It was made in the well-known "basic moulded" shape and was hand painted with beautiful flowers, probably by the famous painter Thomas Dixon. This plate would have belonged to a large dessert service. Coalport was one of the leading potters in 19th and 20th century, coming out with many innovative designs. The pottery emerged around the year 1800 in Shropshire, right on the edge of Staffordshire and near other great makers such as Spode, Minton, Davenport and many others. They went on to become a major potter in the 19th century and brought out many iconic designs. This plate was made in the early Victorian period, which was the period of the Rococo Revival. It would have belonged to a large dessert service and these "basic-moulded" plates were very popular as they allow the decorations to pop off the plate; Coalport made them in many different ground colours and painted patterns. The plate has a delicate peach ground colour, which is a beautiful ground for the striking gilt patterns. The centre of the plates has a wonderful bouquet of flowers, each one unique, painted by the famous porcelain painter Thomas Dixon, who worked at Coalport alongside his entire family between about 1821 and 1875. Dixon was known for his very full, balanced and graceful flower paintings. Condition report The plate is in excellent antique condition with no damage or repairs and has hardly any wear. The plate is, however, heavily crazed. This is visible in the pictures. Crazing is quite a common phenomenon for Coalport items of this era and should not be seen as wear; it is a natural process of ageing that is caused by an imperfection in the glaze recipe. The plate is unmarked, as was often the case with items of this period, except for the pattern number 5/459. 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 (diameter) 22cm (8.5").

Details

  • Creator
  • Dimensions
    Height: .5 in. (1.27 cm)Diameter: 8.5 in. (21.59 cm)
  • Style
    Regency (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1840
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. No damage or repairs; the plate is crazed but has hardly any wear.
  • Seller Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    Seller: A-COA911stDibs: LU4805117998022

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