London, South Kensington
28 February 2002
A Coalport dark-blue-ground part dessert service
each painted with a vignette of a British view within a scroll-moulded cartouche, titled to the underside, the border gilt with scrolling foliage and foliate sprigs, with shaped gilt rim, comprising: two two-handled oval dishes, two two-handled circular dishes, two two-handled square dishes and seventeen dessert plates, printed green marks, retailer's marks for James Green & Nephew, London, early 20th century (one plate with stapled repair, three plates cracked and crazed, one plate crazed, some surface scratches and rubbing to the gilding generally); and a Coalport plate painted by Arthur Perry similar, signed (some surface scratches and rubbing to the gilding generally)See illustration (24)
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Cf. Michael Messenger, Coalport 1795-1926 (1995), p. 392, pl. 349, for a plate with similar decoration painted by Percy Simpson.
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