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Lot 0233
Handsome English Porcelain Dessert Service

second quarter 19th century, attributed to John W. Ridgway, the service decorated with white leaves and scrollwork accented with gilt on a biscuit ground, the center panels with wildflower bouquets, the set comprised of a compote, h. 9-1/2", w. 13", six rectangular dishes, w. 11-3/4", d. 8-1/2", twenty-four dessert plates, dia. 9", a round dessert dish, dia. 9", and a pair of sauce tureens and stands, h. 6-3/4", w. 8-3/4".

Condition

One sauce tureen has been reattached at the stem foot with a bolt to the underside of foot through the tureen bottom. One of the tureen underplates/stands has been professionally repaired. Three of the dessert plates have hairline cracks (two to the rim and one to the well). Two dessert plates and three platters (one oblong, rectangular and spherical) have tiny glaze and firing cracks around the pierce-work in the rims. A few of these cracks have opened up into hairline ones as a fingernail will catch when passed over them. Light scattered wear to gilding is present throughout. No pattern number is indicated on the underside of any of the service pieces. Condition is commensurate with age, material and utilitarian use. NOTE: All six of the rectangular dishes are not rectangular - two of the six (though similar) are oblong shaped.

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Handsome English Porcelain Dessert Service

Estimate $1,200 - $1,800Jul 28, 2018