Petrus Regout Plate Set Price
In Stock 1 set of 8 Item #
PYH – 4310
Petrus Regout, son of a trader in pottery, began faience production in 1836 in Maastricht, Holland. The soft red clay body of the simple pottery he produced found a ready local market. In order to expand, however, Regout had to compete with British creamware, so he turned to making china like these plates. The Nankin pattern with its Chinese motifs was probably named for the city of Nanking in southern China. The brown printed mark on the reverse of these plates was used beginning in 1881, indicated by the words “Made in Holland,” which the pottery was obligated to use when they made such close copies of the British wares. The mark changed in 1899, when the pottery was renamed “De Sphinx.”
Vista Alegre Octagonal Covilhete Dish Price
This beautiful octagon shaped dish was made by Vista Alegre, established in 1824 and manufacturer of the largest collection of fine porcelain and crystal in Europe. The company, working with designers such as Oscar de la Renta and Christian Lacroix, has a worldwide reputation for exquisite, collectible tableware. This covilhete dish (a covilhete is a sort of Portuguese potpie or quiche) was manufactured between 1980 and 1992, when the pattern was discontinued.
Beautifully thrown and beautifully glazed, this very modern yet primitive bowl was thrown by Michael Hoyland of the United Kingdom. Made of a heavy, coarse-grained grey clay, the bowl’s interior is composed of swirls and blobs and spots on a chocolate brown background. The whole bowl except for the very bottom is topped with a clear glaze that’s very satiny to the touch and rises to a dimple in the center of the bowl. The throwing ridges are evident on the underside and Michael Hoyland’s mark, the conjoined initials MH, set into a rectangle with rounded corners, are impressed into the side of the bowl directly over the rim.
The bowl measures 9 1/2 inches across the top, tapering to a 4 1/2 inch diameter round base. It’s 2 1/2 inches high and weighs a hefty 2 3/4 pounds. It’s a very striking piece of hand thrown studio art pottery.
Set of Six Dickens Plates Price
$159.00 USD Condition
China- Collectible Dishes Availability
In Stock 1 Set of Six Item #
PYH – 3641 Description
Coalport is a famous china manufactory which began in 1796 and by 1800 was Britain’s largest. These plates date from 1891 to c. 1920. The mark on the reverse of each shows the word England under the crown mark; this word was added to the mark in 1891. (The words “Made in England” were added circa 1920.) Coalport called this china pattern “Kings Ware.”
These 9 inch antique plates are a beautiful pale cream color. Their rims are heavily embossed with flowers and leaves and the center of each is decorated with black and white transfer prints that are hand colored in polychrome. Each shows a character from the works of Charles Dickens.
Here are the characters and the books they are featured in:
Bill Sikes…from Oliver Twist
Captain Cuttle…from Dombey and Son
Mr. Pickwick…from The Pickwick Papers
Little Nell…from The Old Curiosity Shop
Mr. Micawber…from David Copperfield
Mr. Peggotty…also from David Copperfield
We’re limited to five photographs on Etsy, so we couldn’t show every plate individually.
The condition of these antique plates is superb. The glaze has the expected very fine network of crazing, but there are no chips, cracks or flakes on any of these exquisite plates. More Details…