Nantgarw London-Decorated Ornithological Dessert Plate c1819

Heading : Nantgarw London-Decorated Ornithological Dessert Plate
Date : 1818-1820
Period : George III
Marks : Impressed mark NANTGARW C.W and bird name in iron-red - Sharp Tailed Tetrao Grouse
Origin : Made Nantgarw, South Wales - London painted John Bradley's workshop
Colour : Signature duck-egg body; gilt rim and polychrome enamel 
Pattern : single bird to the base of the well; rim with flowers, a floral spray and fruits
Features: moulded, lobed rim
Condition : polychrome enamel excellent; wear to gilding on rim; structurally very sound with no chips, cracks or flakes but there is considerable kiln spit/sooty deposits on the reverse from secondary firing - also evident to a far lesser extent on the front surfaces
Restoration : none
Dimensions : 21 cm in diameter x 4 cm in height
Weight : 428 grams

References: The image from which the likeness of the bird is taken would seem to be that prepared by Messrs Rider and Lawson for the tome American ornithology; or, The natural history of birds inhabiting the United States, not given by Wilson. ... Vol. III published (in both London and Philadelphia) in 1828; although this seems very much at odds with the date for the plate as given above, the image would - of course - have been extant well in advance of the publication date; this image can be seen online at the biodersitylibrary




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