This is a very attractive John Ridgway. Imperial Stone China plate in the 'Macartney' pattern. It is printed in green with an exotic bird perched on rockwork before flowering plants. It bears the Royal Arms green printed mark, with JR, and dates between 1830-1837. It also has a pattern number: 5195 (over) 2. This is a different color palette than the paler Macartney pattern 5190 (over) 2.
The 8.5" plate is decorated with an underglaze cobalt blue, and has lovely overglaze enamels in pink, blue, green, brown, yellow, red-orange and gold hand painted over the transfer.
This plate is in excellent condition. There are no chips, no cracks, no crazing and no repairs. The gilding is unworn. There aren't any distracting utensil marks. It rings when tapped.
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