Even though incomplete, these supper sets are hard to find, and there are still enough pieces in this one to make a nice display.
There are four curved dishes, two with lids, and an oval center dish (no lid). The patter is "Lion Hunter", and is shown in Coysh, but maker is unknown. None of the pieces in this set are marked, with the exception of some printed numerals (probably to reference pieces in set).
The footed center dish shows the scene of the lion and the hunter, with pyramids in the background. The rest of the surfaces are an all-over bold floral pattern. The handles for the lids are lion heads (although they look a bit more like spaniels).
English, circa 1835
Size: Approximately 20.75" long, 17" wide overall when assembled. Long dishes approximately 14,5: long, shorter dishes approximately 11.5" long.
Condition: Overall areas of discoloration (browning), tiny flake on point of one dish bottom, one lid has break with old staple repair/restoration. No other 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, Returns are no problem if I happen to miss anything.
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