Paragon Porcelain, Staffordshire, England, oval Wall Plaque, c1950's.
The Central, convex, polychrome printed picture of Summer/Autumn ripened fruits is set within a richly gilded, raised, concave, oval molded border, in the 18th C style of rococo reversed `C' scrolls and inner jewelled border. This subject was more likely to have been previously painted by a competent artist, and being known to the makers was then copied and printed onto this porcelain plaque in the mid. 20th Century.
This charming oval vignette depicted on Fine Bone China was made in Staffordshire by Paragon Potteries [ Co. ], Ltd., Atlas Works , Longton, in the Staffordshire Potteries, England. Their manufacturers brand backstamp, at the time of manufacture of this plaque, is recorded by Godden in his Encyclopaedia of British Pottery and Porcelain marks, p481, index item 2960, as being from, c 1952+. See this mark backstamped on the plaque reverse in the uploaded pictures shown on this page.
On the reverse of this oval plaque is a raised oval border, looking just like a footrim would do on a plate or dish, and pierced into it are some holes with which to tie a piece of string or fine wire too so one can hang the plaque on a wall. Now it could become a display piece and shown in a cabinet or on a shelf, mantelpiece or window cill.
Size : 108mm wide [ 4.25" ] x 127mm deep [ 5" ]
Package measurements, approx. 9" long x 9" wide x 5"deep.
Condition : Extremely good overall condition. Only slight, tiny, minor edge ware to odd parts of gilding around outer edge of frame. This does not affect its lovely display qualities and can only be seen by very close inspection. Otherwise it is not noticed at all when on display.
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