This is a beautifully hand painted Large Dinner Plate in the rare Muscove Duck and Fence pattern by Mason's Ironstone, Lane Delph, England, dating to circa 1840.
This large Dinner Plate measures about 10.3 inches diameter and is well potted with a slightly ribbed side edge and moulded wavy rim. The pattern is hand-painted and gilded over-glaze with typical bold enamels in one of Mason's Chinoiserie influenced designs called the "Muscove Duck & Fence" pattern, as illustrated on page 101 of a guide to Mason's patent ironstone patterns, circa 1813-1848, published by The Mason's Collectors' Club. The level of hand enamelling on this piece is excellent, with much additional hand gilding, all producing striking decoration on this rare pattern. The base carries one of Mason's early printed marks with MASON'S above a rectangular sided crown and banner stating; Patent Ironstone China , dating this piece to circa 1830 to 1848, spanning the late Georgian through William 1Vth to early Victorian period.
Overall a rare and striking piece of Mason's Ironstone, in lovely condition, for use or display.
Height: 1.25 in (3.18 cm)Diameter: 10.3 in (26.17 cm)
Very Good antique Condition. NO Chips, NO Cracks, NO Restoration. Bold, bright enamels with slight wear.