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Minton Porcelain Cake Plate, Maroon with Flowers, Rococo Revival, ca 1830

$425

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This is a rather stunning cake plate made by Minton in about 1830, which was the Rococo Revival era. This plate is decorated in a maroon ground with hand painted flower reserves and lavish gilding, and would have belonged to a large tea service. Minton was one of the pioneers of English china production alongside other great Staffordshire potters such as Spode, Davenport, Ridgway, Coalport (although technically in Shropshire) and others. Throughout their existence Minton made beautiful pottery, porcelain, majolica and parian porcelain. and the factory was known specifically for their wonderfully fine quality and pure colours; there is an azure blue colour called "Minton blue" that was very fashionable during the Victorian era. Minton excelled in the quality of their decorations and gilt work; in later years there were often executed by artists who came from the Sèvres factory in France and brought their skills with them. Minton did not produce any porcelain between 1816 and 1824, but this item is from what is often called the "Second Period", when Minton resumed porcelain production and embraced the Rococo Revival style. This item is a great example of this excellent style. This plate is shaped in the "Bath Embossed" or "C"-shape, which was popular in the 1830s. It has a deep maroon ground colour with stunning gilding and gorgeously free flowing hand painted Rococo-scrolled flower reserves. The gilding and ground colours form a beautiful play with the gracious way the surface of the plate is moulded. The plate is unmarked, which is common for this period, except the pattern number 682, which dates it to around 1830. Condition report: The plate is in excellent antique condition without any damage, repairs or crazing, and only some light 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. Etcetera, I try to be as accurate as I can. Dimensions: (diameter) 26cm (10.5") x 23.5cm (9.25").

Details

  • Creator
    Minton (Maker)
  • Dimensions
    Height: .75 in. (1.91 cm)Width: 10.5 in. (26.67 cm)Depth: 9.25 in. (23.5 cm)
  • Style
    Rococo Revival (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1830
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. In excellent antique condition without any damage, repairs or crazing; some light wear.
  • Seller Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    Seller: A-MIN351stDibs: LU4805123992602

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