Pair of Antique English Ironstone Lidded Jars

A rare and beautiful pair of antique English chinoiserie ironstone jars in excellent condition.  The Flying Bird pattern is hand-painted in bold colors with gilded accents.  The jars are in excellent condition with no chips or crack.

Miles Mason began his career in London in 1796 as an importer of china.  After several years of seeing the growing popularity of Oriental designs in Europe and Great Britain, he decided to open his own porcelain factory in Fenton, England in 1806.  He enlisted his three sons to run the factory.  One of his sons, Charles James Mason, received a patent for his hard earthenware pottery called "ironstone china". Ironstone went on to become the family's most popular product. due to its strength and durability.  The Oriental influence is clearly seen in the Flying Bird pattern painted on this pair of ginger jars.

Dimensions:  7.5" wide x 9.5" high

Circa 1835

Made in England by Mason's Ironstone

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