Here is a sweet dinner plate with a riot of colorful flowers, including rose, pansy, peony and delphinium, among others. A porcelain plate is perhaps one of the few places where you can see all these flowers blooming together at the same time! The mark, impressed faintly in the porcelain on the back, stands for Nant-Garw China Works, which produced—at its best—magnificent pure white and highly translucent porcelain that was highly in demand by the London decorating studios, who purchased blanks for their artists to decorate. The Nantgarw porcelain body was so delicate that large numbers of imperfect pieces came from the kiln after firing. This plate has a black speck on the back, which might indicate that it was decorated at the factory rather than being sent off for decoration elsewhere, as the perfect examples were. When Thomas Pardoe was active at the factory he decorated quite a few blank pieces that were in storage, as other artists had done. Most of the London-decorated pieces were a lot more elaborate than this plate. It is nine and a quarter inches in diameter. There is a small chip to the footrim and the gilding on the rim shows some wear, plus a little normal wear from use. One photo shows the plate with light shining through the wonderfully translucent porcelain.

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Decorative, Hand Painted, Porcelain
Wales • Welsh

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Nantgarw Plate With Flower Bouquet Marked NANT-GARW CW c.1820.


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