This is a finely hand painted large and rare early Stone China (Ironstone) Meat Plate or Platter, which dates to the George 111 period, circa 1815. Made by the DAVENPORT factory of Longport, Staffordshire Potteries, England.
The platter is very well potted with a dished centre section.
This platter is beautifully hand painted in a pattern called “Stork”, which is pattern number 24 and one of Davenport’s very few Chinoiserie patterns.
This bold pattern features polychrome enamels with a stork, chrysanthemum and peony in an oriental garden. There are under-glaze blue transfers in under-glaze cobalt blue, with orange, pink, and brown over-glaze enamels.
This pattern is a match to the Ralph & James Clews pattern called ” Crane in Chinese Garden”. A photo of the Clews plate in this pattern is on page 142 of Griselda Lewis’ “A Collector’s History of English Pottery”.
The mark on the base of the Plate or Platter is Godden’s 1183, a blue printed DAVENPORT STONE CHINA with anchor. He dates this mark 1805-1820.
This large plate / platter is one of the most beautiful large Georgian Meat Plates we have had and makes a superb piece for display or use.