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Mason’s Ironstone Platter – “Turner Willow”

Mason’s Ironstone Platter – “Turner Willow”


Ironstone plate with transfer printed design c. 1820.


Dimensions: Approximately 14¼” x 10⅝”.



The border is decorated with a floral and diaper design.


The center is decorated in the so-called “Two Man” or “Two Figures” pattern for willow ware. The includes temples, a bridge with two individuals crossing a bridge, and trees.


The design was created by Thomas Turner around 1820.


The reverse has both a printed and an impressed mark used by Mason’s. The impressed mark was used from 1813 to 1825 and the printed mark was used from 1820.



“CHINOISERIE, Printed British Ceramics in the Chinese Style 1750 - 1900” by Halliday and Zeller.


“The Dictionary of Blue and White Printed Pottery 1780-1880 Vol. I” by Coysh and Henrywood.


The Dictionary of Blue and White Printed Pottery 1780-1880 Vol. II” by Coysh and Henrywood.


“Spode’s Willow Pattern and other designs after the Chinese” by Copeland.


“The Illustrated Encyclopedia of British Willow Ware” by Rogers.


Condition: Glaze flaw on the front, glaze crack on the reverse, otherwise in excellent condition consistent with age and usage. Please examine the photos; they are part of the description.

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