Square Dish

Production date
1813-1840
Country
England
State/Province
Worcester
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Description
Decorated square dish with gilt scolloped edge. Centre and border with brightly enamelled exotic flowers, temple, plants, bridge, oriental style.
Classification
CH classification DOMESTIC EQUIPMENT Food & Drink Consumption Crockery dish
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Measurements
H450 x W2260 mm
Media/Materials description
Porcelain
Signature/Marks
1813-1820
P432
G.A.Godden
British Porcelain
FBB
History and use
This square dish is part of the Ben Ronalds collection of fine ceramics and glassware. Over his lifetime, Ronalds acquired a world-class collection of Royal Worcester and comparative pieces from other ceramics and glassware manufacturers.

Benjamin Charles Ronalds (born 1892, died 1970) migrated to Australia in 1911 from England, having served an apprenticeship in the glass trade. In Brisbane, he worked with Oxlades glaziers before opening the Decorative Glass Company in West End from 1924, and his success supported his passion, formed in 1946, to collect Royal Worcester porcelain. Over the next almost 25 years he built up a remarkable collection of that factory’s products. As well as collecting locally, he made several trips overseas, and many interstate to Melbourne and Adelaide.

His collection of over 800 pieces was donated to the Queensland Museum in 1976.
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H11564

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