This pair of Mason's ironstone soup plates have Asian motifs. The central image is a vase with exotic flower, surrounded by various images. The flange has a floral design on a light yellow ground.
Other colors used are cobalt, pink, green and gilding.
Examples (with variation) of this pattern are shown in Godden's Ironstone Stone & Granite wares, and Mason's China: The Ironstone wares.
Printed Mason's Patent Ironstone mark, painted N 2240
English, ca. 1840
Size: Approximately 9 1/8" diameter
Condition: Excellent with only slight signs of use. 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, returns are no problem if I happen to miss anything.
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