Early Coalport Neo Classical Dessert Plate Greek Key Border c.1805

Early Coalport Neo Classical Dessert Plate Greek Key Border c.1805

Code: FA0948

Dimensions:

W: 23.5cm (9.3")H: 3.5cm (1.4")

£235.00 Approx $296.72, €274.53
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An unusual Coalport lobed dessert plate with double Greek-key design around the edge set on a salmon ground and fine seaweed gilt decoration as the background to the main body of the plate. In the centre within rings of gold and salmon ground is a classical image of a woman in flowing gown with one hand on an altar and other resting on top of a harp while a putto dances at her feet. This design is created unusually by painting the maroon ground around the figures and is described in Coalport & Coalbrookdale Porcelains by Godden as being a method of decoration apparently unique to the factory. Similar plates depicting this style of decoration are shown in plate 98 of the same book. c.1805-1810

It measures 23.5cm (9 1/4") wide and 3.5cm (1 3/8") high. 

Condition is good. There is a short, tight hairline running across the rim at approx. 3 o'clock but near enough invisible from the front. No other damage or restoration. Some gilt wear to the seaweed background and to the gilt on the rim.