This is a very good set of SIX large dinner plates in the Water Lily pattern, made by Hicks and Meigh of Shelton, Staffordshire, England between 1812 and 1822, probably circa 1815.
These are very beautiful large circular dinner plates with a shaped notched edge to the rim.
All plates have been well hand painted in bold enamels over a lightly printed outline in the very beautiful and well collected "Water Lily" pattern (their pattern no.5) which was also used by Mason's Ironstone and looks virtually identical.
The plates have a printed circular mark in under-glaze blue to the base stating Ironstone Warranted around a Crown with No 5 below it. This is a recognised mark used by Hicks and Meigh and is recorded and illustrated on Page 253 of Geoffrey Godden's Guide to Ironstone and Granite Wares, published by The Antique Collectors' Club. Pieces in the same pattern and shape are illustrated on Page 254 of the same book.
Overall a very beautiful Georgian set of Six large Dinner Plates in the sought after Water Lily pattern and over 200 years old!!
Condition: Good. Wear consistent with age and use. Very Good antique condition for age. Some pattern and gilding wear - please see images. NO Damage, NO Restoration.
Internal Ref: P 1783
Height = 24.7 cm (9.7")
Width = 24.7 cm (9.7")
Depth = 2.3 cm (0.9")
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SKU: P 1783
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