dining accessories

Four Vintage Nanking Pattern Chinese Porcelain Bowls (Sold)

4 Nanking Porc. Bowls Blue & White front views

Item Name
Set Of 4 Nanking Bowls
Price
Sold – Thank You – $70.00 USD
Condition
Vintage
Category
China – Kitchen Dining – Home Decor
Availability
In Stock 0
Item #
PYH – 4234
Description

These Chinese export white porcelain bowls are decorated in the Nanking pattern with underglaze transfers in blue. The pattern, named after the port in China where much of these wares were exported, depicts a large pagoda in the center, a bridge over a river, mountains and clouds, among other motifs. The Nanking pattern differs from the very similar Canton pattern by having a border of spears and a human figure on the bridge. The lattice design on the rim has panels that repeat in miniature the designs in the center. The clay body has the expected grit in it and the ink has flowed in the central design of each bowl, on some a bit more heavily than others.

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The bowls have a glossy clear top glaze on all but the foot ring. There is a double blue line around the rim and one around the foot, which are traditional. The underglaze seven character mark reads: Yun Mun Ci Chang, which translates to “The People’s Porcelain Factory,” which dates the bowls from the 1970’s.

Each bowl is about 8 inches across and 1 1/2 inches high. Each holds about 8 ounces (1 cup), should you want to use them for soup or stir fry. They’re in like-new condition and immaculate. They display beautifully and mix well with other blue and white Asian wares. More Details…

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Ironstone Transferware English Turkey Platter

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Item Name
W.R. Midwinter Turkey Platter
Price
Sold-Thank You – $225.00 USD
Condition
Vintage
Category
China – Kitchen Dining – Home Decor
Availability
In Stock 0
Item #
PYH – 4230
Description

This beautiful,generously sized ironstone serving platter measures 20 inches by 15 1/2 inches. It was made by the firm of W.R. (William Robinson) Midwinter, founded in 1910 in Burslem, Staffordshire, England. The stamped black mark on the back consists of a large turkey and the word “Turkey,” which is actually not surprisingly the pattern name. The “Ltd” after the company name indicates the platter was made after 1932, when the firm incorporated; this mark was used until 1946.

The decorations are just lovely; they were transfer applied in black and then hand painted in a three-color palette of rust, yellow and green. The large tom turkey is the central theme; he’s set against a rural landscape and surrounded on the rim by quaint buildings, animals and trees.

Except for some fine crazing, this platter is in exceptional condition; there are no scratches on the front and we don’t think it has ever been used. It weighs a substantial 6 1/2 pounds and will easily accommodate a 25 pound turkey as well as the trimmings.

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