Antique Extensive Mason's Patent Ironstone 101 piece China Dinner Service 19th C
Antique Extensive Mason's Patent Ironstone 101 piece China Dinner Service 19th C
Antique Extensive Mason's Patent Ironstone 101 piece China Dinner Service 19th C
Antique Extensive Mason's Patent Ironstone 101 piece China Dinner Service 19th C
Antique Extensive Mason's Patent Ironstone 101 piece China Dinner Service 19th C
Antique Extensive Mason's Patent Ironstone 101 piece China Dinner Service 19th C

Antique Extensive Mason's Patent Ironstone 101 piece China Dinner Service 19th C

19th century England

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A lovely extensive Mason's Patent Ironstone China dinner service, with puce printed factory marks and the retailer's mark for Alfred B. Pearce & Co., 39 Ludgate Hill, London, Circa 1830 in date.

The set is heavily decorated in an Imari style pattern which was known as Mandalay. The vibrant pattern depicting both flowers and patterns printed in underglaze light green and then hand painted with iron red, cobalt blue, green and gilt.

Comprising:

9 x platters including a turkey platter 49cm and smaller.
1 x large soup tureen with lid, 32cm
2 x gravy boats with saucers
2 x vegetable tureens with lids
1 x vegetable tureen
12 x soup plates 26.5 cm (10 inch)
35 x dinner plates 26.5 cm (10 inch)
24 x luncheon plates 24cm (9.5 inch)
12 x side plates 23cm (9 inch)

Condition:
In excellent condition commensurate for it's age and use.

Dimensions in cm:
Height 4 x Width 44 x Depth 36 - Large platter

Dimensions in inches:
Height 1.6 x Width 17.3 x Depth 14.2 - Large platter

Charles James Mason born in 1791 into family with strong pottery traditions was the most important member of the family.

He was destined to become one of the outstanding figures in the Staffordshire pottery industry. Today, when people speak of “Ironstone” it is invariably Mason’s to which they refer and to CJ’s work in particular.

From a very early age he assisted his father in the factory experimenting with new clays. He enjoyed the life and soon became a master-potter himself. Charles at only the age of 21 leap into the limelight when he registered the patent for Patent Ironstone China.

In 1815 Charles married Sarah Spode, who was the granddaughter of the first Josiah Spode the founder of the famous potting family. She was a very shrewd business woman and she encouraged her husband in all his new ventures. They had two children Florence Elizabeth Mason and Charles Spode Mason.

Ironstone - was patented by the British potter Charles James Mason in 1813. His father, Miles Mason married the daughter of Richard Farrar, who had a business selling imported Oriental porcelain in London. Subsequently Mason continued this business, but after the East India Company ceased the bulk importation of Oriental porcelain in 1791 he began to manufacture his own wares. His first manufacturing venture was a partnership with Thomas Wolfe and John Lucock in Liverpool, and he later formed a partnership with George Wolfe to manufacture pottery in Staffordshire.
Other sources also attribute the invention of ironstone to William Turner of Longton, and Josiah Spode who is known to have been producing ironstone ware by 1805, "which he exported in immense quantities to France and other countries. The popularity of Spode's ironstone surpassed the traditional faience pottery in France.

A variety of ironstone types was being produced by the mid-19th century. "Derbyshire ironstone" became a particularly popular variety in the 19th century, as well as "yellow ironstone". Patterns with raised edges became popular in the mid-19th century, including "cane-coloured" Derbyshire ironstone.

Our reference: 09036
Dimensions
Height 4.00 cm (1.57 inches)
Width 44.00 cm (17.32 inches)
Depth 36.00 cm (14.17 inches)
Stock Code
09036
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