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Cauldon Potteries England Pattern L2824 Antique Porcelain Gold Rim Dinner Plates - Set of 12

Cauldon Potteries England Pattern L2824 Antique Porcelain Gold Rim Dinner Plates - Set of 12
Item# CauldonL2824
Regular price: $420.00
Sale price: $380.00
Availability: Usually ships in 2-3 business days

Product Description And Additional Pictures

We are so excited that we are able to offer this lovely, old Set of 12 Cauldon Potteries, England Pattern L2824 Antique Porcelain Gold Rim Dinner Plates. These white and etched gold antique porcelain dinner plates bear the old Cauldon backstamps and reach back to an era when pride of craftsmanship was paramount.

Our Set of 12 beautiful Cauldon Potteries England Pattern L2824 Antique Porcelain Gold Rim Dinner Plates are aproximately 10-1/4" in diameter, with gilding on the outside edge of each plate. The exterior gold edge sandwiches a 1/16" margin of white with a lovely acid-etched 1/4" gold band (see photographs) with a pattern of alternating flowers and leaves. The exterior edge and thicker gold band are in excellent shape with little or no gold loss. In some lights, the white line between the two gold borders appears to be the palest, most delicate sky blue - a very interesting visual phenomenon! The remainder of the Cauldon Potteries England Pattern L2824 Antique Porcelain Gold Rim Dinner Plate is white except for a thin band of gold at the verge.

Old Cauldon patterns are notoriously difficult to date, but we have the benefit of the retailer’s mark to help establish a likely age for this lovely set of dishes. These plates were sold by Higgins and Seiter, which was one of the best and oldest china houses in New York City. Located at 9 East 37th Street, the eminent retailer filed for bankruptcy in 1915 and ceased operations that same year after over 50 years in business. Therefore, we know that these plates were manufactured prior to 1915, making them (nearly) one hundred years old!

Cauldon’s roots go back to the ‘Cauldon’ works founded by Job Ridgway in 1802. There subsequently followed a lengthy series of partnerships and buy outs during which time the Cauldon works produced a consistently fine product. Founder Job Ridgeway’s son John Ridgway was appointed potter to Her Majesty Queen Victoria and achieved numerous awards and commendations for quality. In 1962, the Bristol firm Pountney & Co. Ltd took over the Cauldon name and operations. The operations under Pountney & Co. were not successful, and the firm closed its doors in 1977.

Overall, these 12 Cauldon Potteries, England Pattern L2824 Antique Porcelain Gold Rim Dinner Plates are in wonderful condition, given their age, with no cracks, chips or nicks. There are some variations in the condition of the gilded circle on the verge. Six of the Cauldon Potteries, England Pattern L2824 Antique Porcelain Gold Rim Dinner Plates are in very good to excellent condition, with little or no gold loss. Four of the Cauldon Potteries, England Pattern L2824 Antique Porcelain Gold Rim Dinner Plates are in good condition, with the gilding at the verge showing occasional, small breaks – undoubtedly due to stacking – but overall there is no significant gold loss. Two of the Cauldon Potteries, England Pattern L2824 Antique Porcelain Gold Rim Dinner Plates show wear at the verge line, although the gilded ring is still completely visible. Some old plates that one finds are so worn that you can't even telll that there used to be a ring at the verge! Not this set! The interior of the Cauldon Potteries, England Pattern L2824 Antique Porcelain Gold Rim Dinner Plates have no deep scratches or other marks. When held under a light and closely inspected, light utensil marks are visible. However, when you view these Cauldon Potteries England Pattern L2824 Antique Porcelain Gold Rim Dinner Plates in their element, on a beautifully set table, they look pristine!

Our shipping costs on this set of dishes will be $30.00. We will be shipping this set of Cauldon Potteries, England Pattern L2824 Antique Porcelain Gold Rim Dinner Plates in multiple boxes because we pack them very carefully to ensure that they reach you in the condition that they were in when they left our care. If this seems a tad high, please understand that in most instances, we will actually pay more to ship your items than we are actually charging! We sisters often joke with each other that we could probably stick a stamp and a mailing address on our bubble-wrapped items, and dispense entirely with the box. That is because we use a large quantity of bubble wrap and other packing materials to protect the items that you buy. So please understand that the shipping we charge you reflects only a portion of our actual cost!