Pair 19th C. Flight Barr & Barr Armorial Plates “Semper Fidelis”

Pair 19th C. Flight Barr & Barr Armorial Plates “Semper Fidelis”

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A pair of Flight Barr and Barr Worcester porcelain plates bearing armorial decoration c.1830.

 

Dimensions: Each approximately 8” diameter.

 

The rim has a gadrooned gilt edge surrounding a burgundy rim.

 

The center has an elaborate armorial with the motto “Semper Fidelis” surrounded by a gilt band.

 

The reverse has both impressed and printed Flight Barr & Barr marks.

 

The crest is that of the Walmesley family. Henry Sandon at p. 212 of his book “Flight Barr and Barr Worcester Porcelain 1783-1840" states that the armorial is that of Sir Thomas Walmesley.

 

Condition: In excellent condition consistent with age and usage.