A richly decorated 8.75" plate, quite dished in the center, used to serve cake or bread as part of a tea service. This rarely found 'Maltese Cross" pattern (#835), was made only by the Thomas Rose Coalport company (Anstice, Horton & Rose). (This, according to "Coalport", page 85, by Michael Messenger.) It dates 1803-1812.
The plate is in excellent condition. There are no chips, no cracks, no crazing, no repairs, and no wear to the gilding.
In Coalport's early years there were two potteries, one run by John Rose and the other by his brother Thomas Rose. Thomas Rose went into partnership with Robert Anstice and Robert Horton and they were located directly across the canal from John Rose's works. Although competitors, the brothers' factories "shared" many shapes and patterns. The only way to distinguish them from each other is by the pattern numbers.
John Rose won this "Battle of the Roses" and bought Thomas' factory in 1814.
Two of these plates are available. The price listed is for one plate. I have many more pieces of this gorgeous pattern, and will be offering them soon.
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Antique Coalport Dish, "Maltese Cross" Pattern 835, Thomas Rose, Early 19th C
$295 ea.Quantity available: 2