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Tonquin China plate,
8.5" diameter, c1820


Here's another antique English plate which will be of special interest to collectors.  Amazingly, no-one seems to know for sure who made Tonquin China, although the distinctive mark appears on good quality ironstone-type wares from c1820.  This plate is in good condition for its age, with intricately handpainted decoration, although the green and yellow enamelled parts of the pattern have faded. 

Our price  250

Item number: 075
Mark: Tonquin China, printed in blue
Date: c1820
Diameter: 8.5" (21.6cm)

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The ornate mark, transfer printed in underglaze blue, has not yet been attributed to a particular factory!  The manufacturing quality is high.

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This close-up shows the excellent underside. There's a small underglaze rim chip visible at about 2 o'clock (see close-up below).

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This close-up shows the single underglaze manufacturing chip on the underside of the rim.
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