This early Mason’s soup plate has an Imari-inspired design in cobalt, iron red and gilding (on a white ground, although my photos may show a yellow cast). It has typical Asian motifs, with a “wall” of multicolor blocks protecting a village.
Impressed “Masons Patent Ironstone China” mark, it dates circa 1815-20.
Size: 8” diameter
Condition: Excellent, with slight wear to gilding/paint at high spots. No chips, cracks or repairs.
Note that I try to be conservative about condition descriptions, carefully noting any flaws. Of course, with antique items, there will be some signs of usage, and/or manufacturing defects. But overall, my customers have always been pleasantly surprised upon receiving their items, and of course, I would expect a return if I happen to miss anything.
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