A beautiful piece of Masons pottery in their popular and collectable "Regency" pattern.
This is a lovely fresh floral pattern and less fussy than some of the Masons patterns. The transfer print is a bright blue with blue, yellow, green and red hand painted elements. This pattern was also sold under the name ‘Plantation Colonial’ for the US and Canadian markets.
Mason’s were a family of potters trading from circa 1800 to circa 1854, where they were taken over by Messrs. G L Ashworth & Bros in 1861 (they continued to use the Mason’s printed marks and also their molds and patterns). It became part of the Wedgwood group in 1978 and continued until production ceased in 1997.
Charles James Mason patented Ironstone in 1813, making the company a fortune. Ironstone was developed as a cheaper, mass-produced and more durable alternative to porcelain.
For sale here is a beautiful Hot Water Pot, which was all the rage in times gone by, so you could add hot water to Tea and Coffee pots. This can also be used as a teapot or Coffee Pot in conjunction with a strainer.
It is in very good vintage condition with no chips, cracks, or pattern loss but some fine age-related crazing, some of which is discoloured and visible near the bottom of the handle as photographed. This has been taken into account when pricing.
It stands just about 7 inches/18 cm tall and about 6 inches/15 cm from spout to handle.
The back stamp reads MASON’S PATENT IRONSTONE CHINA “Regency” ENGLAND, with a crown and banner and the registered number: C 4475 821349 The backstamps are a bit of a minefield, but according to my research the backstamp dates the piece to post 1940 and pre 1950.
A lovely replacement item for a collector who is short of serving items, or a well-priced gift for the Mason’s lover! Looks fabulous on display on a kitchen dresser, which is where I have had this standing pride of place along with other matching tea and coffee pots.
The Hot Water Pots don't come up very often, even Replacements.com doesn't have one in stock so this won't hang around long.
I'll have other Masons Regency items coming shortly.
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