This set of early 20th century English transferware dessert/salad plates feature a classic Imari pattern executed in shades of cobalt blue and rust. The plates also bear gilt accents and are rimmed in gold. The face of the plates are decorated with an image consisting of a vase bearing a large flowering branch located next to an urn filled with flowers and foliage. The scalloped shoulders of the plates have a floral motif consisting of alternating rust and cobalt blossoms.
The plates are in very good condition with no cracks or repairs and show little-to-no sign of wear. That said, the set is 200 years old and there are a few small edge chips to the rims which are mentioned for accuracy. It should also be mentioned that there are production related anomalies present in the transfer decoration along with fine age related crazing to the glaze, both of which are commonly found in antique ceramics and are mentioned for accuracy.
The plates measure 7.125" in diameter and are unmarked but attributable to Spode. The plates weigh in at 1lb 13oz.
This set of early English plates would be a great addition to a collection of antique Imari transferware. They can be used at the table or look great in plate stands or hung on a wall. A terrific antique find!
Antique Spode Imari Dessert Salad Plates Set of 4 Floral Botanical Chinoiserie Pattern 3875