A rare Swansea plate, circa 1815-17
Lot 219
A rare Swansea plate, circa 1815-17
£1,000 - 1,200
US$ 1,700 - 2,000
Lot Details
A rare Swansea plate, circa 1815-17
Of plain form, the painting attributed to James Turner at the London workshop of John Sims, with three sprays of full-blown pink roses surrounding a smaller dogrose sprig, brightly coloured insects in flight around them and a ladybird perched upon one leaf, within a gilt dentil border, 22cm diam, impressed SWANSEA

Footnotes

  • The Derby flower painter James Turner is recorded as working at the Sims workshop, alongside James Plant. A plate in the Victoria and Albert Museum, illustrated by Oliver Fairclough, The London China Trade 1800-1830, ECC Trans, Vol.16, part 2 (1997), fig.25, p.212 was attributed to James Turner prior to 1876 and bears some strong similarities to the present lot.
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