Stunning Hand Painted English Porcelain Coalport Pair of Cabinet Plates Still Life of Fruits, decorated by Frederick Chivers, of outstanding quality and large size. Circa 1910-20.
Painted with a still Life of fruits depicting a large pear, plums, yellow grapes and blackcurrants on a mossy and ivy clad bank, each signed lower left, within a broad cobalt blue wavy border enriched with lavish 24ct. gilt scrolls, dentil rim, dark blue painted crown mark as shown.
Condition: Perfect with no restoration or imperfections,
Diameter: 10.5" (26.75cm).
Frederick H Chivers 1881-1965 Fruit & Flower Painter: Worked for the Royal Worcester Porcelain Company, but by 1906 worked at Coalport Pottery specialising in Fruit Studies. The background on his exceptional work was achieved by working the ceramic colour with a matchstick, giving a stippled effect.
Read more: Vega Wilkinson A Dictionary of Ceramic Artists, Landmark Publishing page 44.