This is a very good hand painted Mason's ironstone Drainer or Strainer Plate, in the Fence, Rock and Tree gilded pattern, from their earliest George III rd period, circa 1818.
The piece is well potted with an oval / octagon shape having one large central hole and a series of smaller holes in its base. Their are eight small feet moulded into the base.
It is well hand painted in the recorded chinoiserie pattern called the: Fence, Rock and Tree pattern, showing a large golden flower by a well defined swastika latticed zig-zag fence, with a four section floral sprig border . The pattern is hand enamelled, over-glaze in bold colors of burnt orange, yellow, brown, blue, green, and pink over an under-glaze printed outline, with gold gilding to one side of the vase and part of the edge.
This pattern is fully illustrated in Masons pattern book, page 91, published by The Masons Collectors' Club
The piece is unmarked to the base as was often the case when pieces were part of a large Dinner Service but this is definitely by Mason's and dates to circa 1818. Overall a very decorative piece in a very decorative, free flowing, hand painted pattern.
Mason's Ironstone drainers and strainers tend to be fairly rare. An image of a similar Mason's drainer plate in a different pattern is shown on Page 104 of "A Guide to Mason's Patent Ironstone Patterns", published by the Mason's Collectors' Club.
Height: 0.4 in (1.02 cm)Width: 12.2 in (30.99 cm)Depth: 9 in (22.86 cm)
Little Used - remarkable condition for age. All hand enamels and gilding very clear and bold. NO Damage, NO Restoration. Please note that this piece is not completely as per its original potting and kiln firing.