24 April 2002
A PAIR OF COALPORT PORCELAIN CRESTED AND 'JEWELLED' PINK-GROUND TOPOGRAPHICAL PLATES
Circa 1900, green printed crowned mark, retailer's mark for William Whiteley, London, various cyphers, pattern no. Z.752, signed J.H. Plant
Finely painted with a view of either Everly Cathedral or Warwick Castle, identified on the underside, the shaped border surmounted by a crest and banner with the motto 'BEAR UP' and gilt with four scale-patterned cartouches enriched with white enamel 'jewels'
10¼in. (26cm.) diam. (2)
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John Hugh Plant is known for his landscapes and animal studies. See Michael Messenger, Coalport Porcelain, 1795-1926, Suffolk, 1995, p.387 for an example of his work in the Coalport China Museum.
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