Antique Mason's Ironstone China Water Lily Pattern Part Dinner Service
Part of a early 19th Century Mason’s Ironstone China dinner service in the Water Lily or Lotus pattern, decorated with the central theme of a large water lily surrounded by various flowers and foliage with a diaper border of red stylized flowers, in a lushly polychrome Imari palette of orange-reds, pinks, cobalt blue, aqua and greens with rich gilding. The early impressed mark “Mason’s Patent Ironstone China” in a straight line appears on the underside of every piece. The set comprises a large tureen and cover with rabbit-head handles, two rare three-piece hot water food warmer covered vegetables with rabbit handles, two square covered vegetables, two square open vegetables, two sauce tureens with covers with rabbit handles and stands, twenty-four 9.50″ dinner plates.
The general condition is excellent. There is some wear to the gilding on some plates. The inside of one of the hot water dishes has a two-inch crack. The pattern on one of the hot water dishes is faded.
- England 1813-1825
- Plates: 9.50"
- Item #9022
- Price: $18,000