This Auction is for 8 Antique 19th Century matching Cabinet PLATES - which be believe to be SWANSEA marked with the Gold Trident mark.
The Plates measure approximately 8 1/4 inches in width and are Blue in colour with a Floral Spray in the center with a heavy Gold Encrusted floral decoration surrounding (French style Gold Tracing) and with flowers in the center.
This is Very Fine china - when you hold your hand behind the china and turn it to the light you can see through it, the plates are unmarked with the exception of a Trident mark painted in gold -this Trident mark was a mark found on some of the Swansea or Nantgarw china.
These plates came from the estate of the owners of the World Famous Butchart Gardens located in Victoria BC - they were known as collectors of very fine china.
These 8 plates are part of an original set of 12 - I have removed 4 of the plates as their decoration was quite worn and had obviously seen much more use that these 8 plates which are in Very Good Condition with no chips, cracks, crazing or damage to the hand painted floral decoration; however, there is some light wear to some of the gilding and one plate has a very small rough spot on it's rim which has been touched up with some gold - please see photos.
Unfortunately, in as much as these are fine Antique Plates and we believe them to be of Swansea / Nartgarw make, we can't guarantee this - please use you own judgement as to the a maker.
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