JAPANESE WOODBLOCK PRINT BAIZEI
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A rare and superb antique majolica lidded sardine dish and stand made by George Jones and dating from around 1865. Sardines were one of the great delicacies of the Victorian era and these types of dishes were used by wealthy households to draw attention to their presence on the dining table. The rectangular shaped dish has a moulded leaf design with a rope twist rim and a recessed domed lid moulded with three fish lying on a seaweed ground. The dish has a fitted stand with a recessed central well and is similarly decorated to the dish with a leaf and rope twist edge. The central dish has a mottled brown and green design as is also found on the bottom of the dish and the stand. The sardine dish is decorated in typical bright majolica colours of turquoise, green and yellow with naturalistic colours painted to the fish and with a bright pink finish to the inside of the dish. The base of the dish is painted with the number 1821 on a clear reserve and as typically used by George Jones.
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