Stunning set of 12 dinner plates, hand painted throughout and gilt, made expressly for Ovington's in New York. Royal Worcester artist Harry Davis, notable for his exemplary landscapes, painted and signed each of the unique pastoral landscape scenes in the center of each plate. Compared often to Monet, Davis' scenes constitute genuine works of fine art; a dozen porcelain Impressionist canvasses. Surrounding the central cartouche, on a sumptuous shade of green ground (lots of blue in this color), we find intricate and elaborate hand gilding, layers upon layers of encrusted, as well as acid etched, 22k gold. I tried in the last photo to give some sense of the peace and serenity this set evokes. The restful green ground combined with the subtle pastoral themes, combine to create a quite soothing influence. Your guests will be transfixed; stresses and strains of everyday living will slip away, as your company enters a relaxed and dreamy state that will enhance the evenings' conversation and bonhomie. You'll save money on wine: No one will want to have their perceptions dulled. These are for the connoisseurs of rare and elegant dinnerware, and those who place high value on the integration of the fine arts into the activities of daily living. As do I: I want to look everyday at things of breathtaking beauty and creative genius. This exhilarates me regardless of what tasks the day holds out, where there is beauty and life there is hope and there is joy.
Condition is pristine; I've searched and I find no flaws. Not even a bit of loss to the thick gold 'beads' in the gilt decoration. The set comes with the original Ovington chamois plate separators. Dimensions: plates are a generous 10.5" diameter. Marks: Every plate bears the over-glaze mark for Royal Worcester, as well as "Made expressly for Ovington's".
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