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Early Coalport Neo Classical Dessert Plate Greek Key Border c.1805-1810
REF: FA0948 / LA317153
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An unusual Coalport lobed dessert plate with double Greek-key design around the edge set on a salmon ground and fine seaweed gilt decoration as the background to the main body of the plate. In the centre within rings of gold and salmon ground is a classical image of a woman in flowing gown with one hand on an altar and other resting on top of a harp while a putto dances at her feet. This design is created unusually by painting the maroon ground around the figures and is described in Coalport & Coalbrookedale Porcelains by Godden as being a method of decoration apparently unique to the factory. Similar plates depicting this style of decoration are shown in plate 98 of the same book.
The Fancy Fox has clarified that the Early Coalport Neo Classical Dessert Plate Greek Key Border c.1805-1810 (LA317153) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being c.1805-1810
Condition is good. There is a short, tight hairline running across the rim at approx. 3 o'clock but near enough invisible from the front. No other damage or restoration. Some gilt wear to the seaweed background and to the gilt on the rim.
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