Rare Early Masons Patent Ironstone Japan Pattern Fruit Stand - Antique c1820 (Code 8432)
A rare early GM & CJ period Mason's fruit stand. It bears the 'Mason's Patent Ironstone China' impressed mark in two lines to the underside, and this marks was used around 1820 making this piece George III in period.
The stand is decorated in the Japan pattern with oriental style designs in an Imari coloured palette. The stand top is of shallow navette shape with scalloped detail and moulded decoration to the edges. The stand has further gilt decoration with leaf shaped details.
This is a rare survivor from this early period of Masons production, and a very unusual and desirable piece. It probably came from a full dinner and serving service and was likely the central feature. As well as fruit this item would be great for fancies and other items.
Some wear to the face with some gilt rubbing and minor wear to the pattern. To the central area of the plinth base there are gilt knops which hand down either side of the central platform, one has been knocked off and is lost. There are minor firing flaws as you would expect for this period. Small chip to footrim. The base has warped a little during firing, so the item rocks a bit on a dead flat surface.
Height 17 cms (6.75 inches)
Width 36 cms (14 inches) across top
Weight 1540 grams (before packing).
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Stock Code: 8432 FB14-2
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