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Clews Rural Village China - 2 items found.

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Meat Dish or Platter c1825 Maker: Clews  Pattern:Rural Village
Meat Dish or Platter c1825
Believed to be by James and Ralph Clews of Cobridge, Staffordshire 1818 to 1834. Most pieces with this popular design do not have a maker's backstamp. This platter has a bold impressed crown with what looks like a short word underneath. Despite all our efforts the word remains tantilisingly illegible. The platter is therefore attributed to Clews on the strength of the crown, which is a mark they used, and because marked examples made by them are known of this pattern. There is very fine crazing to the glaze, barely visible on the face, which is bright and clean. A printing blemish on the far right and a small firing crack to the bottom right rim, both occurring in manufacture. There is a small ding in the glaze on the back. The platter was made so that it does not sit quite flat and is a charming reminder that it was hand made by an artisan some 175 years ago. A lovely clean example with a good clear print in a firm blue.
Dimensions: 45.5 cm x 35.5 cm / 18 ins x 14 ins
Our ref: 19CN22409

Plate c1825 Maker: Clews  Pattern:Rural Village
Plate c1825
Made by James & Ralph Clews of Cobridge, who were active 1818 to 1834. This attractive rural scene is better known as Village Church, but Clews chose to name their version Rural Village. Backstamp: blue printed laurel wreath with Rural Village on band and impressed crown. There is some fine crazing to the glaze and the slightest hint of associated staining in places, but it still gleams with an almost mirror like glaze. A tiny glaze blemish, which as it is on the tree trunk looks like a knot. Overall a lovely example of this popular design.
Dimensions: 25 cm / 9.75 ins
Our ref: 19CN42119


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