Five dainty antique tea or side plates from John Aynsley decorated in a floral pattern with hand-painted pink and yellow flowers on a white ground. Rich hand gilding to the rims The fluted design of the plate rim was registered in 1903.
The pottery firm of Aynsley was established by John Aynsley in Longton, Stoke in 1775. In 1861 his grandson, also called John Aynsley, built the renowned Portland Works in Longton, Staffs. Aynsley china is synonymous with high quality, strong and brilliantly white bone china. One of the oldest surviving potteries, Aynsley made it to the 21st century and was still there after the closure of other big plants like Spode in 2007.
Plate x 5 - 7.125" / 180mm
One plate has a hairline and another has a tiny flake to the back and is mentioned for completeness. Some rubbing to the gilding on these 110 year old items.
Backstamps include maker's mark from 1903 and decorator's mark. Pattern No. 13967.
These plates match three duos bearing the retailer's mark for J Darby, of both 19 King Street and 57 Long Row West, Nottingham, and are listed separately.
All our items are pre-owned and these are antique and may therefore show signs of use and age and will not be dishwasher proof.