Rare set of 3 18th Century reticulated creamware dishes marked by the Leeds Pottery of England.
A single marked 18th Century dish from the Leeds Pottery is a wonderful find, but a set of 3 in excellent condition is truly rare.
Each dish has a scalloped edge with 6 reticulated designs, 3 each of 2 different patterns. These are set off by a raised rope and tassel border. Really a wonderful design.
All three plates have the impressed LEEDS POTTERY mark. The mark is small and difficult to photograph, but it is clearly identifiable on all of the dishes.
Each dish measures about 9" diameter (2 measure 9", on measure 8 7/8"). There is also slight variation in the layout of the scalloped rims, and slight variations in thickness and weight of potting. Consequently, I think that these are most likely an assembled set.
The condition is very good. One plate has "in the making" inclusions, sometimes called "kiln dirt." Two of the plates have tiny chips to the inner plate rim underneath, and all have some slight staining and crazing. No rim chips, no cracks or hairlines -- amazing for 18th Century reticulated rim creamware dishes.
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