Marlborough Old English Ironstone Porcelain Fish Serving Set for 12(104 views)
Description: A Vintage English Ironstone Fish Serving Set for 12, comprising of twelve porcelain dinner plates, a serving platter, and sauce boat with detached underplate; each with painterly fish images surrounded by sea life and impressed basket weave borders. Marked on the base "Marlborough Old English Ironstone by Simpsons (Potters) Ltd. England". Mid 20th Century.
Condition Report: All pieces in very good condition overall, with wear consistent with handling and use. Slight wear to enamel, no chips. Sauce Boat: A minor imperfection mark/crack at inner well. Underplate: Crazing to glaze. Please see photos for an accurate depiction of the condition.
Dimensions: Plates: 10 1/2" Diameter ; Platter (oval): 16" Long ; Sauce Boat: 4" High, 7" Long. ; Underplate: 6 3/4" Diameter
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