This is a Victorian fruit bowl resting on a matching plate from the English Aesthetic period circa 1880. It is beautifully decorated with a stylized chrysanthemum decoration, painted in gold on a black ground. The English Aesthetic movement involved figures such as Morris and Pugin and the retailer/ manufacturer Liberty, and merges into the Arts and Crafts period later. The items make a striking decorative display piece.
It is in very good condition, with, only on close inspection, a few minor age dings on the edges and a fine hairline crack on one side of the bowl – (see photograph of the bowl upside down and the close up of the interior of the bowl, on the right side). These issue do not detract from the visual attractiveness of the pieces. The photographs will show you the items appearance and condition. Please email if you would like further photographs or information.
The bowl measures 8.5 inches (21.5 cm) in diameter and the plate measures 10.25 inches ( 26 cm).
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