This is a finely hand painted Stone China ( Ironstone) Plate or Dish made by John Turner of Lane End, Staffordshire very early in the 19th Century, Circa 1800 to 1806.
The piece is well potted as a footed dish or plate.
The pattern is beautifully hand painted and hand gilded over-glaze with typical bold enamels in an oriental floral pattern with a central water lily beside a willow tree within double blue circles all in the Chinese taste of the day. It has a very colourful four part outer border with an alternating floral fence design. This is a very striking pattern as illustrated on Page 345 of Geoffrey Godden's Guide to Ironstone China, published by The Antique Collectors' Club. The plate is marked on the underside with their printed mark in red ; Turner's Patent. There are also four floral sprigs painted on the outer rim, again in the Chinese style of the period. Turner's Patent stone-china predated the other major English Ironstone makers by at least 10 years, notably; Spode, Davenport, Hicks & Meigh etc. and of course Mason's Ironstone which started production in 1813. Further details of this important factory are written in the above book.
Overall a rare and striking piece of early English Ironstone pottery dating to the George 111rd period.
Height: 1.2 in (3.05 cm)Diameter: 9.2 in (23.37 cm)
Good antique condition.NO Restoration Some tiny foot rim nibbles probably from stacking. Some wear - Please see images.