4 Antique Davenport Hand Painted "Witches Imari" Salad Plates 19th Century 1815
Offered for sale is a set of four fine Derby salad plates in the "Witches Imari" pattern, circa 1815. "Witches Imari" was one of the popular Imari-inspired "Japan" patterns of the early 19th century, whose red, blue and gold colors looked lovely by candlelight. Entirely hand painted with gold rims and heavy gilding. The pieces have faintly impressed "DAVENPORT" marks, with hand-written painter's marks and pattern number "1983" in red and blue. Circa 1815.
This salad plates are 8 5/8 inches wide. The set of four weighs 3 lbs 6 oz (shipping weight 5 lbs).
Condition: Excellent. No chips, cracks or repairs. There is some light utensil wear on the center portion, visible mainly on the gold. Please view the detail photos.