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Set 8 Isis Pottery Tin Glazed Manganese Delft Octagonal Plates English
A lovely set of eight octagonal plates by the Isis ceramic company in Oxford, England. Each plate hand crafted and hand painted with a different country scene with whimsical trees and each features an English country house in landscape. All fully marked on the back. Excellent condition. Each measures 8 5/8" across.
Deborah Sears, painter, designer and owner of Isis, has collected 17th century English Delftware for many years. From this enthusiasm rose Isis Ceramics, and a range of tin glaze patterns and shapes which evoke the spirit of 17th and 18th century England. In Oxford, where the Thames is known as the Isis, the art of tin glazed ceramics continues to grow. From 1568 when the first tin glazed wares replaced wooden trenchers and pewter plates, English Delftware brought a fresh lively decorative quality to the table.
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