This is an early Mason's ironstone side plate, finely hand painted in the very decorative Basket Japan pattern, produced by the Mason's factory at Lane Delph, Staffordshire, England, circa 1813-1820.
The plate is circular with a notched indented rim. This plate is well decorated in one of Mason's most collected patterns called "Basket Japan" gilded pattern. The pattern is hand painted, over-glaze in rich cobalt blues and burnt orange, all in varying shades, possibly over an under-glaze printed outline and with hand gilded highlights. The base has the single line impressed mark "MASONS PATENT IRONSTONE CHINA" which is recorded as being one of the earliest impressed factory marks, indicating a date of circa 1813-1820 as ironstone was only produced by them from 1813, which is late George 111 period.
This plate exhibits the quality and boldness of the hand painting that is seen on the early Mason's pieces.
Height: 0.6 in (1.53 cm)Diameter: 7.8 in (19.82 cm)
Good. NO Damage, NO Restoration.