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Just for interest Eglish Canton/ Imari
These examples of English Chinoiserie belonged to my Great Grandmother who I never met. They were brought to Australia by my Grandmother and her husband when they emigrated to Australia. They are marked Spode Iron China with an impressed mark. I did meet my Grand Mother when I was very small she used to tell the tale of how she dropped these plates when she was very small and how the china mender charged three shillings and six pence to mend them. There are four graduated plates I have two and my sister has the other two. They come out on high days and holidays hoping that by Christmas the covid situation has sufficiently eased so they can be put to use again.
Nice old set. The repairs, having a story behind them, make it quite nostalgic. I’m pretty sure these will stay in the family into perpetuity. There is a movie “The Road Home”, with quite a touching scene of a porcelain mender doing his thing. And Zhang Ziyi looks adorable...
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Southerners have ancestor worship in common with the Far Eastern cultures, and I suppose Australia is also the "deep south." It is always nice to be able to touch the past, whether it be by jewelry, furniture, books or plates. Here's hoping your dishes will once again grace your holiday table.
Lovely pieces, Michael and such a nice story. It is good to have old things that connect your own life to history.
Are they all printed or hand-painted over a print background? I read that some Victorian willow pattern polychrome items were made that way.
Hi Julia, Thanks. Yes they are both transfer and hand painted. The basic pattern is transfer printed with some of the colors and the gold painted. According to family legend there were over a hundred pieces to the dinner set including tureens and a punch bowl. If that was true it would of been an impressive sight.
Lovely pieces you have: love the character on them, and the story tied to them as a result.
A roadmap for nostalgia and something to lift the spirit whenever you bring them out to appreciate; especially during current times.
Thanks for sharing the background with these - great read!
Awesome plates! I love this post, Michael. Thank you for sharing this with us!
Honestly the whole story is super cool. I wonder if you reflect about the mending and it’s meaning? Truth is that great and grandmothers, women in general have that bonding force, I can absolutely confirm that from both mine and my wife’s family side - guys were always interesting characters, but the women were holding everything together and the families were solid thanks to them.
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