This is a 19th Century antique Majolica Plate by George Jones, marked and dating to the Victorian English period 1870.
This is a mid size circular majolica plate on a low foot, by George Jones. The plate is hand painted plate with overlapping Begonia leaves and stalks In natural green, yellow and brown glaze. The base is mottled and Imprinted with 33 .
The colours are very deep and rich with green, yellow and aubergine all in various shades Overall a beautiful piece of George Jones Majolica.
About George Jones: "George Jones was born in 1823, working as an apprentice in the Minton factory during the 1830's. From 1844 to 1862 he worked as an independent pottery wholesaler and in 1862, he opened his first pottery, initially producing cream ware and toilet items. A fire in early 1866 destroyed this pottery and Jones rebuilt and created a larger pottery called the" Trent pottery", where he started making majolica products, in direct competition with Minton and Wedgwood. By 1870 the majolica produced by Jones soon developed a reputation for quality and is fully recognised today where it is highly collected. George Jones was awarded a medal at the Paris Exhibition of 1867. Majolica is a type of pottery that is characterized by its brightly colored glazes and highly detailed molded designs.
Height: 1 in (2.54 cm)Diameter: 8.4 in (21.34 cm)
Good antique condition. NO Cracks, NO Restoration. Slight fritting and glaze loss at rim edge in places. Please see images.