DESCRIPTION: This superb quality china has colors that are bright and vivid. This is hand painted on white porcelain with a warm yellow trim on the smooth rim and raised enamel highlights.
This is the cheerful Riviera pattern. The yellow bands are enhanced with the blue, pink & yellow flowers. CONDITION: While this set of 4 dinner plates is classified as used, the condition is superb.There are no chips, nicks, cracks, rubbings or hairlines. There are a few very light, short utensil marks on the center of the plate. These are not seen unless the plate is turned at the correct angle in bright light. There is no wear to the colors and no crazing. DIMENSIONS: The dinner plates have a diameter of 10 1/2" with a height of 3/4". HISTORY/MARKS: Back in 1751, Dr. John Wall, a surgeon, William Davis, an apothecary, and a group of 13 local businessmen established a porcelain factory. In Worcester in 1756 Robert Hancock was the first man to apply transferring of prints onto porcelain.
By 1789 the quality of Worcester Porcelain earned the company the prestigious "Royal Warrant" as Manufacturers to their Majesties after a visit from George III; thus the word "Royal" was added to the name. After centuries in the porcelain business, surviving wars and depressions, Royal Worcester experienced a number of ownership changes after the 1980's. The final result being the cessation of business and the sale of the trade names and intellectual property in 2009 to Portmeirion Potteries plc. The Royal Worcester England mark on these is cited by Geoffrey A.
The date cipher below the mark on the plate is "Open Square" which was used in 1928. This makes the production year of 1928. Please view all pictures carefully as they are part of the description.The stand was used as a photo prop and is not part of this listing. See additional international policies below. This is ready to use or display with pride in your home. We strive to have satisfied customers. Please view each photo carefully. We try to include enough information while noting any imperfections that we see. Request additional photos as needed. We deal primarily with antique and vintage items. Since these items are of considerable age, normal age appropriate wear can be expected and the items are not "new" or necessarily in "perfect" condition.
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