1850s Antique Bathwell & Goodfellow Blue & White China Shell Dishes
1850s Antique Bathwell & Goodfellow Blue & White China Shell Dishes.
We are delighted to have this opportunity to offer you an 1850s Antique Bathwell & Goodfellow Blue & White China Shell Dish. We have two in stock; the price given is for one dish. They are extremely rare and have a very interesting history!
Approximate Maximum Dimensions
* length: 22cm (8.7″)
* Width: 12.5cm (4.9″)
* Base length: 14cm (5.5″)
* Base Width: 7.8cm (3.1″)
* Height: 4cm (1.6″)
These lovely blue and white shell dishes were made in Staffordshire, UK, at the Phoenix Pottery, Tunstall, by Bathwell & Goodfellow for import by the Babcock Brothers of Evansville, Indiana, for the U.S market.
The dishes are both in fair antique condition with no cracks or restoration. They are not perfect and have quite a lot of crazing, discolouration, and one or two chips in the china on the front surface of each dish. The embossed blue hand painted motif is also slightly chipped in places. The price has been adjusted to account for the defects. In good condition, each dish would be worth in excess of £100.
They are highly decorative dishes for collectors of Antique Staffordshire Pottery or Blue and White. They would look lovely in a home with a seaside theme!
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