Offered for sale is an elegant pair of Coalport cabinet plates hand painted in the style of the Clare family of flower and fruit painters, circa 1891 – 1919. The plates feature an apple green border highlighted in gilt surrounding a large painted scene. They are signed by the artist, F. H. Chivers (Frederick Herbert Chivers, 1881-1965). One plate features yellow grapes, the other, peaches and strawberries. The painting is exquisitely executed with soft rich colors against a darker background of leaves and moss.
The artwork on these plates is stunning enough to display as fine art. One is in excellent condition, the other, exhibits a tight hairline fracture at the 10:00 position of the plate, see photos.
Size: 8 7/8” Diameter.
Pair of Hand Painted Coalport Cabinet Plates