Antique Chamberlain China Cake Plate Apple Green & Whie With Armorial Dragon
A gorgeous footed rare antique Chamberlain China cake plate in apple green & white with gilt accent & the most wonderful green armorial dragon.
Stamped ‘Chamberlains” on the base. Each has light loss to the gilt, green ground & wear commensurate with age. Measures 11” w x 2 ¾” h.
* 'In 1783, Robert Chamberlain (c.1736–98), head of the decorating department for Dr John Wall at Warmstry House, left the company to start his own porcelain decorating business in King Street, Worcester. At first he bought blank undecorated porcelain from other factories such as Caughley in Shropshire, but by the late 1780’s he was making his own wares at a new factory site in Severn Street, Diglis. Surviving factory records tell us about the wealthy customers who spent vast amounts of money on porcelain. Large services with elaborate decoration could take several years to produce. Everything was done by hand and each item could be fired in the kiln up to ten times, each firing taking several days and putting the item at risk each time. Chamberlain sold porcelain through his shop at no. 33 Worcester High Street and through china and fancy goods dealers in other large towns. In 1813 Chamberlain opened a London showroom at 63 Piccadilly, moving to 155 New Bond Street in 1816.'