Here is an antique porcelain plaque painted by master artist James Rouse, Sr., with glorious flowers, set off by a gilded frame. James Rouse was born in Derby and worked there painting flowers on porcelain, but was painting at the Coalport factory by 1833 and continued into the 1860s. Three of his sons—William, James and Edward—also painted porcelain for Coalport. His works for Coalport are never signed, but there is a helpful slip of paper glued to the back of this plaque indicating that it indeed painted by Rouse, and the work is certainly in his style. Some of the flowers shown are primrose, full-blown rose, variegated tulip, peony and morning glory. The overall size of the frame is ten inches by ten and a half inches, and the visible plaque is five inches by five and a quarter inches. The plaque is in perfect condition. There is a slight bit of wear and grime to the frame but no repairs or restorations are called for. It presents beautifully.

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James Rouse Flower Plaque C.1840


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