Blue on White Transfer Ware Four Bone Dishes Wedgwood & Co. Semi Royal Porcelain Floral Dorothy Pattern
Description: A lot of four antique blue on white floral transfer ware or transferware crescent shaped bone dishes made by the Wedgwood & Co. Pottery of Burslem of Stoke-on-Trent. The dishes are in the Dorothy pattern. The dishes have a floral and foliate design in the center and along the scalloped edge. The edge is also decorated with gold coloring. the dishes have a crescent shape with a foot on the base. and straight rising sides which end in a plain rim. The dishes are marked with the Wedgwood & Co mark and are from the early to mid 1800s. Please carefully review the photos as they are part and parcel of our description.
Date: Early to mid-1800.
Origin: Burslem in Stocke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England.
Size: The dishes measure 6 1/2" in length diameter, 3 3/8" in width and are 7/8" deep. The four pieces together weigh about 1 pound.
Maker: Wedgwood & Co.
Marks: Transfer of the Wedgwood & Company mark consisting of a Lion Passant over a crown in the center of Circle with the words Semi Royal Porcelain; Wedgwood & Co. England; and having the word DOROTHY below it all.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: Very nice pattern by a well known pottery from the Stoke-on-Trent area.
Condition: Dishes are in general good condition given they are almost 200 years old. They do have general crazing to the glaze and some minor soiling. All the dishes have small cracks, chips and loss of gold coloring. We have attempted to take photos of many of these issues but not all of them. The photos are representative of what you should expect to see in all the dishes. Be that as it may, the pieces are solid and intact and are great looking. Please view the photos carefully to appreciate the beauty and condition of these dishes. Because of the defects in the dishes, we are selling them "AS IS" at a low price.
In Closing: Just a very nice lot with bold and fresh colors in great condition after being around for almost 200 years. This would make a great addition to your collection of Staffordshire or Wedgwood pottery.
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