JAMES GREEN & NEPHEW (manufacturer/retailer - active 1834 to 1874) - Rare - museum quality - Victorian/Aesthetic Movement - antique porcelain luncheon or dessert service - hand painted with butterflies in relief along with dragonflies - all set against various grasses on a Celadon background - finished with fine quality gilding and a gilt twisted rope border - total of 15 pieces (12 plates - 1 tall comport - 2 short comports) - hand painted model number on each piece - 4/8934 - all of the plates bear the back stamp - JAMES GREEN & NEPHEW - QUEEN VICTORIA ST. - ST. PAUL'S - England/United Kingdom - circa 1870.
The finest quality painted enamel decoration over the relief decorated porcelain creates a three dimensional effect - the insects and grasses appear to float over the surface of the plates & comports.
Good antique condition - two old professional repairs to the stems of two comports - otherwise in fine antique form with minor enamel wear appropriate to age and use.
Plate Size - 9 1/4" Diameter x 3/4" Deep.
Tall Comport Size - 10 5/8" Diameter x 6 3/4" High.
Small Comport Size - 9 1/4" Diameter x 5 1/4" High.