Circa 1886 and they measure 7 1/2. Each are marked with the purple mark, starting in 1876 the crown sits down onto the circle, the mark can appear in any color, the Royal Worcester standard printed factory mark includes the number 51 in the center, which refers to the year 1751, which is when the Worcester Porcelain Company was founded by Dr. From 1877 the year number was dropped, as they used this dating system prior, in favor of the letter system, which carried on the same sequence. The letter below the circle on all the plates is X; therefore, the date code would be 1886.
These gorgeous plates are of high quality, hand painted flowers around the outer part of the plates with three butterflies done on a leaf shaped plate with gold gilding throughout, as well as gold done on the outer edging. You will see impressed veins from the leaf in the porcelain done in a light cream. This beautiful set of 11 is in wonderful condition. We have a 12th plate that has a chip, so we are including that one, a great and stunning set. Would definitely accentuate a dining area or hutch well.
A great addition for a collector! We will break it down for you upon end of sale in the invoice. If you have any questions or concerns, we are easy to get along with. We have photographed every part for you, so that you can see the condition.
Feel free to ask any questions or if you need more detailed photos, we are easy to deal with. Sir Richards Antiques and Fine Art Center c/o Richard and Barbara Woodard 3487 Waterbury Stowe Road Waterbury Center, Vermont 05677. (Eastern Standard Time), Seven days a week, except for Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas; however, we do have an answering machine, so please feel free to leave a detailed message. Check out our other quality auctions. In regard to furniture and accessories, we sell antique furniture and accessories.
As most people know, these pieces become more beautiful with age because of movements and distress in the woods, some having restoration. Spindle turnings will not be uniform and swell unevenly with age. Wood tends to get stress fractures on support systems and where wide board construction is used. Eighty-five percent of 18th Century veneers have had some restoration during their life. Pine secondary woods might fracture, making overlays and veneers have the same fracture lines.
Old finishes might alligator, fade, fish-eye or darken depending on where the pieces were placed. All of these are desired by a true collector and gives it personality. Do not expect these early pieces to be like new.
These pieces age gracefully just as we do, giving them unique personality. We do our best to describe and photograph all items thoroughly, but handle a quantity of pieces every day and might miss something. We know if they tick, run, move and are in tune with the quality of sound, but offer no guarantees on these items. You are welcome to personally view or pick your item up at our showroom, which contains Early American to Continental furniture, fine paintings and prints, fine porcelains and glass, plus almost every category pertaining to our past. Open seven days a week 10:00 A.The item "ROYAL WORCESTER SET OF 11 HAND PAINTED BUTTERFLY 7 1/2 PLATES CIRCA 1886" is in sale since Wednesday, April 8, 2015. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Pottery & China\China & Dinnerware\Royal Worcester". The seller is "sirrichardvtant" and is located in Waterbury Center, Vermont. This item can be shipped worldwide.