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This is a rare, large Dough or Bread Bin, decorated in the vase & jardiniere pattern, made by Masons Ironstone, of Lane Delph, Staffordshire, England, circa 1815.


This is a rare, substantial and well potted piece of octagonal section, having with two side handles, complete with its lid, the whole piece weighing about 5Kg unpacked.


The piece is richly hand - decorated with bold enamels of cobalt blue, burnt orange, mauve, green, salmon and yellow, all in different shades and possibly over an under-glaze blue printed outline. The pattern is called; vase and jardinière and is a rare pattern usually only found on Jugs and bowls. This pattern is shown and listed on page 106 of the book; A Guide to Mason's Patent Ironstone Patterns, published by the Mason's Collectors' Club. A similar Dough or Bread Bin is illustrated on page 74 of the book; Mason's The First Two Hundred Years, written by Gaye Blake Roberts. The decoration is free flowing mainly hand decoration over a light printed outline, indicative of the earliest pieces.


The base is well marked with the wide spaced Masons large crown, blue printed mark having "PATENT IRONSTONE CHINA" in the banner with MASONS above, which is recorded as being one of the earliest printed factory marks indicating a date of circa 1813-1815 as ironstone was only produced by them from 1813, which is late George 111 period.


Overall an extremely decorative, large, Georgian Mason's Bread Bin!


  • Dimensions: 

    Height: 38.74 cm (15.25 in)Width: 33.02 cm (13 in)Depth: 21.29 cm (8.38 in)

  • Condition: 

    Overall Good;  Two small filled flake chips at the top rim. Structurally strong. Some firing marks from the kiln at the time of making. Some base cracks / hairlines, one going up finely into the lower body. A base star hairline and one to the lid on its inside only. Please see images.


Georgian Mason's Ironstone Bread Bin in Vase and Jardinière Pattern, Circa 1815

SKU: P 2159
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