Pair of Royal Worceter plates painted with roses
Royal Worcester - 1908
Here we have a superb pair of dessert plates by Royal Worcester, they have lobed and fluted edges with a complex arrangement of cartouches and vignettes, outlined by a cobalt ground and delicate floral and rococo revival gilding, some of which is raised.
Each white vignette is painted with a charming bunch of pink and yellow roses by the skilled hand of Ernest Phillips. Phillips was trained at Worcester and as a keen gardener took particular interest in painting flowers, particularly in what was known as the ‘old Worcester style’. These plates were considered the premier pieces of the time from arguably the top factory of the moment.