Charming early 19th century English Samuel Alcock 9-piece china dessert set with a wide hand painted leafy border and center highlighted in gilt.
Samuel Alcock started his firm in 1822 at the famous Hill Pottery at Burslem. His ware was very good quality and richly decorated, but because his earlier pieces were not marked, many of his items are attributed to other more popular potters. His firm was very successful in the 1840's and employed over 400 workers. Although after his death in 1848, the firm continued for a while, it eventually sold out in 1860, but his pieces remain hard to find and very collectible to this day.
The set is in good condition with some wear to the gilding and painted enamel. More details are noted below:
2 lozenge shaped bowls: 11 1/4 Length by 8 1/4" Height (one bowl with staple repair to crack, some wear to the gilding and paint enamel
1 shell shaped bowl: 9 1/4" Height by 8 3/4" Width (some wear to gilding and enamel)
6 dessert plates: 9 1/4" Diameter (much wear to the gilded edging on most plates, ***one plate not shown in pictures)
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