A fine Nantgarw plate circa 1818-20

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Lot 203
A fine Nantgarw plate circa 1818-20

Sold for £ 10,200 (US$ 14,146) inc. premium
A fine Nantgarw plate
circa 1818-20
naively painted with a man riding an elephant, two strange trees growing from rockwork to the right and a fence in the foreground, the border with iron red sprigs within a brown line lobed rim, 24cm, impressed upper case Nant-garw C W

Footnotes

  • Provenance: Elis Jenkins Collection, Frank Falkner Collection, E Morton Nance Collection. This plate belongs to a group of Nantgarw porcelains all painted in a similar naive style, mostly with chocolate rims. The class is discussed by W D John (1948), Chapter X, p 153, where the painting is attributed to Thomas Pardoe. Certainly, a plate in The National Museums and Galleries of Wales is painted with the same subject within a turquoise border and is signed 'Nantgarw' in Pardoe's distinctive hand. However, it is possible that some work was done by Pardoe's son, William Henry. See Welsh Ceramics in Context (2003), p 140 for a discussion by Andrew Renton. See W D John (1948), coloured illustration 61B and Morton Nance (1942), pl CLXXXVIG for other plates of the same pattern. Another example from the group was sold in these rooms on 12 December 2001, lot 239
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