Large Georgian Masons Ironstone Serving Bowl in rare Water Lily & Willow Pattern

GBP 900.00

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Object Description

This is a beautifully hand painted large Serving Bowl in the rare Water Lily and Willow pattern by Mason’s Ironstone, Lane Delph, England, dating to circa 1818.

The piece is well potted as a deep bowl on a raised foot or plinth. The top inner edge and outer lower foot edge have a moulded relief border pattern.
This is an open bowl and would never have had a lid.

The pattern is beautifully hand painted and gilded over-glaze with typical bold enamels in one of Mason’s earliest chinoiserie influenced designs called the “Water Lily and Willow” pattern, as illustrated on page 147 of a guide to Mason’s patent ironstone patterns, circa 1813-1848, published by The Mason’s Collectors’ Club. This pattern has a lot of detailed hand gilding and is a striking very rare pattern which is rarely seen.

Originally, this piece would probably have been part of a large dinner service, where only a few of the pieces would have carried the Mason’s mark and this piece is unmarked to the base. However this is definitely made by Mason’s Patent Ironstone China.

Overall a large, rare and striking piece of Mason’s Ironstone, for use or display.

Object Literature

Pattern illustrated on page 147 of a guide to Mason’s patent ironstone patterns, circa 1813-1848, published by The Mason’s Collectors’ Club

Object Condition

Very good antique condition. NO Damage, NO Restoration. Enamels bright and bold. Shows little signs of use or wear. – Please see images.

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