Pearlware shell edge plate with underglaze blue painted ‘Chinese House’ pattern. Joshua Heath. c.1785-1800. AP/1703.


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A pearlware plate with moulded shell edge. Clear glazed with underglaze (under-glaze) blue painted ‘Chinese House and Fence’ pattern. The house is single storey. Shallow recessed base with an impressed mark ‘I.H’ and ‘2’.

The IH mark is believed to be that of Joshua Heath of Hanley, Staffordshire, c.1770-1800, though this mark has previously been attributed to John Heath of Derby. (See Lois Roberts, NCS Journal vol.18, 2001, p.11-14). Most underglaze blue painted ware is unmarked and maker’s marks on this ware are extremely rare.

Pot ID: AP/1703
Dimensions: Approx. 253mm widest and 27mm high.
Net Weight (grams): 416
Date: c.1785-1800

Condition Report:
Rather tatty. The glaze has scratching and wear and some small patches of discolouration. Approximately 9-10 chips around rim of various sizes including one large one.

Weight 1100 g