Two sweet 19th C plates in one of the prettiest Gaudy Welsh patterns: Columbine. The plates measures 7-1/4" in diameter. They are of soft paste porcelain, c. 1840. No factory marks on the back.
This is the typical hand painted cobalt blue cartouche pattern with a pink flower at the center and in each of 3 reserves. There are copper lustre decorations on the blue parts of the wide rim, which are quite worn, and don't show up well in the photos.
Condition? One plate has a hairline crack across the center of the plate which is visible from both front and back. That plate also has two chips: one small and one tiny. They are not visible from the front. The second plate has a hairline crack which goes from the edge into the center. It is easily seen on the back, and quite faint on the front. They display nicely.
I have priced these 2 plates at more 50% off what a more perfect matching plate just sold for. The price shown is for both plates. The quantity available shows as 1, but that is for 1 pair.
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