Antique Italian Fayence plate (tin glaze) from the early to mid 1800s, hence the c1835 mid-date and molded in a Baroque style silver rim shape (see Photos 1, 2 and 3) first popular in metal in the 1730s. The opaque white glaze is produced by adding tin oxide and when associated with potteries in England or Holland yielded wares called delftware (Faience in France and Maiolica in Spain, etc.). This pottery plate is decorated with a spray of flowers hand painted in high temperature colors (aka grand Feu; see Photos 4 and 8) by a pottery founded at Le Nove, near Bassano, by Giovanni Battista Antonibon in 1728 (see John P. Cushion’s ‘Pottery & Porcelain Tablewares’ published in 1976 by William Morrow & Company, Inc., New York, page 29). After 1765 (some say 1752), both porcelain and tin glazed wares were produced at le Nove and were often decorated with polychrome designs. Porcelain production stopped about 1835 (some say 1832) while tin glazed wares were produced on into the late 1800s (ibid. pg 29). Production of tin glazed wares at Le Nove continued in the 20th century, however, these wares are more crudely potted, decorated with harsher colors and are not particularly well painted.
The plate for sale here is a wonderful example of polychrome painting with subtle shades of green and yellow as well as light purple, reddish pink, and dark manganese brown used to shade delicate stems. The green is formed by combining yellow and light blue pigments right on the plate, and this is evident in the green leafy cluster at the bottom center of the plate where a blue haze is visible closely shadowing the outer edges of the some of the leaves (see Photo 4).
Other attributes that help date this plate to the 1800s include delicate soft colors, the use of dark manganese purple brown rather than black for stems and shading, several shades of mixed green, strongly molded rim with a double rim lip, and small pin bar scars from firing upright in the kiln (see Photo 5). The tin glaze is a grayish blue rather than pure white that is best seen Photo 2. Basal wear is modest while edge wear indicates that the plate was stored or exhibited upright along a plate rail or slot (see Photo 9 for wear on the tips of pointed parts of the rim edge). There is the Nove mark with star hand painted in blue on the back of the plate (see Photo 7). Please review all photos and the added information given below.
So if you are looking for a nice antique Italian tin glazed plate from about 150 to nearly 200 years ago, then make sure you seriously consider this one while it is still available. It is in excellent condition and as always, it also comes with my Docs Antiques 100% satisfaction guarantee or you may return it using my return policy (see complete Return Policy details farther below). You also have the option to request a customized lay-away plan for purchasing this item (and others should you wish to combine an order from my shop) by simply requesting the terms you wish to use and then let me take care of setting it up and combining items from shop together under one accounting (payment installments may be modified at any time should the unexpected ever arise, just let me know by email and I’ll change the due dates).
SIZE & CONDITION: This plate measures about 9 3/16 inches across at the rim and stands about 1 inch tall, at it highest point. It weighs about 3/4 lbs and sits on a flat base that has a diameter of about 6 inches (final shipping weight is estimated between 2 and 3 lbs when double packed). This fayence plate is in excellent condition with no hairlines, major stains, deep scratches, repairs or restoration. The pointed edges along the outer rim of the plate have glaze chips but none of these are large enough to warrant concern. They are restricted to small linear scars between 1/16 to 18 inches long and the largest are just barely visible in Photo 9. Tin glaze is prone to edge chipping however this plate has been handled and stored with care and is in excellent condition especially for its age. Two small glaze flaws are shown in Photo 8 with black pens pointing to each. A prettier antique Fayence plate would be hard to find today without paying a lot more than what is asked here.
SHIPPING: All US mainland buyers pay $10.70 for well packed USPS Standard Post and this is an estimated savings of $2 to $5 since insurance and tracking are INCLUDED in this amount. A faster shipping option is also available (see Shipping menu). That is, the insured postage you pay for delivery in the US is always less than our actual costs or we refund the difference back to you, and there are never any handling or packing fees added to any of your Docs Antiques purchases, ever. All international buyers will also pay less than the actual shipping costs for all verifiable locations outside the Continental US mainland. Send us your address and we will email you up to four options for sending this item to your country. We only use the USPS for International shipping to reduce broker fees and certain Custom’s charges when an item is over 100 years old. Please note that International import duties, taxes and other special charges are not included in the item price or our shipping costs and these additional charges are the Buyer's responsibility. We do offer a petition waiver for VAT relief on the behalf of the buyer which may help reduce certain import taxes when your country grants such petitions for items over 100 years old and the shipping option you select allows a waiver request to be included. Please check with your country's Customs Office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to purchasing this item -- thanks.
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