Very Large Mason Style Ironstone Centerpiece
Unmarked large vibrantly colored centerpiece in the style of Mason’s Ironstone wares. The manufacturing date is uncertain because of the absence of marks. The lack of marking indicates that was not made for export, hence the absence of an “England” or “Made in England” mark to help with dating. The finish indicates late19th to early 20th century manufacture.
Dimensions: Approximately 11” tall x 14” long x 8½” wide.
Originally molded in two parts, base and bowl, they were joined at manufacture. The decoratively pierced bowl is boat shaped, and the base is oblong to match. The colors are an imari, or “Japan”, palette of iron red, gilt, and blue. The design elements are vaguely oriental. See Photos.
Condition: Wobble at base due to original manufacture, otherwise in excellent condition consistent with age and usage.