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Lot 224
A rare Nantgarw plate by Thomas Pardoe circa 1818-20
Sold for £764 (US$ 1,225) inc. premium

Lot Details
A rare Nantgarw plate by Thomas Pardoe
circa 1818-20
of plain form with a shaped chocolate rim, naively painted with with a flower spray surrounded by six smaller sprigs, the border with more sprigs alternating with iron red leaves, 24cm, impressed NANTGARW CW (very slight wear to the brown line rim)

Footnotes

  • Provenance: The property of Roland Hembrow dec'd, Coity, Bridgend, Wales. This plate belongs to a group of related patterns all painted in the same naive style within chocolate-coloured rims. Many examples exhibit firing defects to the glaze. An important plate in the National Museums and Galleries of Wales is painted in the same hand and inscribed on the reverse 'Nantgarw' in Thomas Pardoe's distinctive hand. See Jonathan Gray (ed.), Welsh Ceramics in Context, Part I, p. 139, pl. 7.34. For a similar plate, see E. Morton Nance, The Pottery and Porcelain of Swansea and Nantgarw, plate CLXXXVIIG and W.D.John, Nantgarw Porcelain, illustration 62C and illustrations 61A and B and 62D and E for plates from the same group
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