Victorian Style Set 4 English Plates Transferware Decorations Royal Arms Mark
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We kindly suggest you read the whole description, as with it we try to give you detailed technical and historical information to guarantee the authenticity of our items. Refined and elegant English decorative ceramic plates; the set consists of two 27 cm.27 diameter plates and two 22 cm.22 plates; perfect for hanging on the wall. The plates were decorated using the "transferware" method, this type of work refers to glazed and decorated pottery with a specific treatment that they produced in Staffordshire England; they used copper plates on which the design was engraved, the plate was then inked and the design transferred to a special fabric that was later placed on the pottery (plates, trays, soup tureens etc.) which was glazed and fired; the first to use this printing process were John Sadler and Guy Verde of Liverpool in 1756. If we look at ceramics made by this method we will notice that the designs are not perfect and often the ink is smudged; this is their characteristic. A hand-painted plate service could afford to a few English families, with this method even middle-class families could have a decorated plate service. Our plates, after transferware processing (which was only blue) were hand-finished with soft, refined colors and then fired again in the kiln to fix the coloring; these additional steps made them even more precious and unique. They were produced between 1837 and 1840 in an artisan workshop in Staffordshire; we cannot trace the name of the company because the artisans used "Royal Arms" as their trademark without including their company name, which was often the case when workshops were small and had few employees. However, the workshop's production had to be of a high standard, in fact, the "Royal Arms" mark (the royal coat of arms of the United Kingdom, which includes the English lion and Scottish unicorn supporting the shield with the royal crown) could only be used legitimately by companies holding a Royal Warrant. Precise regulation for the use of this prestigious royal mark was secured by Queen Victoria in 1837; during her 64-year reign, the queen and her family were responsible for granting more royal warrants than ever before-more than 2,000. Analyzing the graphics of our mark we can date it between 1837 and 1840. The plates are in good condition, only one of the small ones has an original craquelé effect. Measurements large plates diameter cm.27 height cm.3 each, small plates diameter cm.22, height cm.2 each. For all our shipments we use special packaging materials (custom-made wooden crates, styrofoam, etc.) for maximum protection and safety of the items.
19th century (1800-1899)
Place of origin:
3H x 27DI
1,18H x 10,63DI
Creator / Artist:
Good; Wear consistent with age and use. The plates are in good condition, only one of the small ones has an original craquelé effect.
Bazaar Sas Furniture
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