Charles Bourne plate, white with sublime Continental style flowers, ca 1820

Charles Bourne plate, white with sublime Continental style flowers, ca 1820
Charles Bourne plate, white with sublime Continental style flowers, ca 1820
Charles Bourne plate, white with sublime Continental style flowers, ca 1820
Charles Bourne plate, white with sublime Continental style flowers, ca 1820
Charles Bourne plate, white with sublime Continental style flowers, ca 1820
Charles Bourne plate, white with sublime Continental style flowers, ca 1820
Charles Bourne plate, white with sublime Continental style flowers, ca 1820
Charles Bourne plate, white with sublime Continental style flowers, ca 1820
Charles Bourne plate, white with sublime Continental style flowers, ca 1820
Charles Bourne plate, white with sublime Continental style flowers, ca 1820
Charles Bourne plate, white with sublime Continental style flowers, ca 1820
Charles Bourne plate, white with sublime Continental style flowers, ca 1820

Charles Bourne plate, white with sublime Continental style flowers, ca 1820

This is a beautiful and highly unusual dessert plate made by Charles Bourne in around 1820. The plate is decorated with sublimely hand painted flowers. Charles Bourne was one of the smaller factories in Staffordshire in the early 19th Century, but despite its short life and small output it made very high quality bone china. The factory was in operation since 1802 and started production of bone china around 1817 until its sale in 1830, due to the founder's ill health. In this short period it produced beautiful tea and dessert wares, as well as some useful wares such as jugs and spill vases, as well as some animal figures.

Many of these were decorated to a high standard, and the porcelain was craze-free and very white. This plate is potted in a pleasing lobed shape has a simple white ground with a restrained gilt rim. The striking and highly unusual feature is the beautiful flower arrangement in the centre. It is painted in the Continental style rather than the English style: an extremely detailed style with very precise and rather dry brush strokes, while the English style was more free flowing and wet-looking. There are some further roses on the rim of the plate. The plate is marked CB/90, which dates it to about 1820. CONDITION REPORT The plate is in perfect antique condition without any damage, repairs or crazing, and hardly any wear. Antique British porcelain is never perfect. Kilns were fired on coal in the 1800s, and this meant that china from that period can have some firing specks from flying particles. British makers were also known for their experimentation, and sometimes this resulted in technically imperfect results.

Due to the shrinkage in the kiln, items can have small firing lines or develop crazing over time, which should not be seen as damage but as an imperfection of the maker's recipes, probably unknown at the time of making. Items have often been used for many years and can have normal signs of wear, and gilt can have signs of slight disintegration even if never handled. I will reflect any damage, repairs, obvious stress marks, crazing or heavy wear in the item description but some minor scratches, nicks, stains and gilt disintegration can be normal for vintage items and need to be taken into account. There is widespread confusion on the internet about the difference between chips and nicks, or hairlines and cracks. I will reflect any damage as truthfully as I can, i.

A nick is a tiny bit of damage smaller than 1mm and a chip is something you can easily see with the eye; a glazing line is a break in the glazing only; hairline is extremely tight and/or superficial and not picked up by the finger; and a crack is obvious both to the eye and the finger. Etcetera - I try to be as accurate as I can and please feel free to ask questions or request more detailed pictures. DIMENSIONS 22cm (8.75) diameter. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Cookware, Dinnerware & Serveware\Plates".

The seller is "rattlethecups" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped worldwide.


Charles Bourne plate, white with sublime Continental style flowers, ca 1820


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