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Set of 12 Hand Painted Named Scene Staffordshire 19th C. Plates
Presenting an exquisite set of 12 hand painted 19th century cabinet display plates, each with a different named scene. These plates were painted by F. Micklewright, a distinguished porcelain painter and artist whose scenes of famous buildings were showcased on china by some of the most distinguished potters in England.
The plates feature a lobed rim with a wide cobalt banding embellished with raised gilt tracery that frames a center painting, which is signed by the artist. The scenes are named on the back of each plate.
These plates were made and exported for Ovington Brothers of Brooklyn, New York. The Ovington Brothers founded their prestigious firm in 1845 and opened a store on Fulton Street. The store occupied a six-story building and was completely stocked with the most extensive collection of pottery, china, glass, porcelain, and art from the best European manufacturers operating in the 19th century. They carried an array of superior products including beautiful china often painted by some of the most famed artists in Europe. The store perished in flames in 1883, but it is still possible, although rare, to find pieces bearing the stamp of this magnificent establishment.
The plates are in excellent condition with little to no gilt or paint loss; a rare set for the connoisseur of fine 19th century English china.
Size: 9 1/4" Diameter.
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