This is a beautiful and unique flow blue and polychrome transferware dinner service. The service includes twelve place settings, graduated serving platters and several serving pieces. The broad border is a flow blue transferware pattern in a series of Xs. The central design is a polychrome of a variety of pheasants.
Fifty-two (52) pieces total in the set. Pieces included:
Six graduated serving platters (18.25 x 14.75" , 16.75 x 13.25" , 14.25 x 11.75" , 11.75 x 9.5" , two - 10.5 x 8.5") Twelve (12) dinner plates (10.25") Ten (10) supper plates (two missing), (9.5") Twelve (12) salad plates (7 7/8") Two (2) covered vegetable tureens (tureen w/lid, ~11" across) Two (2) covered sauce tureens (tureen w/lid and underplate) (~7" wide) Two (2) sauce ladles (app 7" long)
Condition Issues: This is a well-loved set which has very few utensil marks, but does have crazing, a few stains and some chips and cracks. These include: The second largest platter has four noticeable flake/chips on the rim (see graduated platter photo). Platter size three and one of the smallest platters have stains in the crazing. One sauce tureen has a hairline crack in one lid. Two dinner plates have small chips (one above and one below the rim). One supper plate has two stained pit marks, two supper plates have a small chip under the rim and one supper plate is stained (these appear to be the most used pieces). One salad plate has a small chip on the back. The tureens w/lids, the second sauce tureen lid, the ladles and underplates all appear perfect.
Age and maker: This is a set by Sampson Hancock and Sons. The registration mark dates it to 1920. I have seen other pieces in a simple flow blue and white, but these are the only pieces (and set) I have seen with the multi-color polychrome pheasants.
This set is meant to be used and would make a lovely Sunday or special occasion dinner service for your home. Please e-mail or call if you have questions.
Item ID: 1054
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