Vintage Mason’s Ironstone ‘Tiger’ Ship Nautical Collector’s Plate
This Vintage Mason’s Ironstone ‘Tiger’ Ship Nautical Collector’s Plate would make a lovely display item. Comprises cream ironstone, and a transfer printed pattern which is a pale blue.
The ‘Tiger’ was one of King Henry VIII’s of England Warship Galleons, and an early warship of the English Navy prior to the formation of the Royal Navy. It fought against the ‘Spanish Armarda.’
Maker’s Mark on The Base
Made in England
A galleon. Built in 1546.
200 tons. Compliment ~80 Sailors
12 Gunners and 8 Soldiers.
‘MADE IN ENGLAND’ was introduced after 1923; this plate dates to approximately the 1950-70s.
- Plate Diameter: 26.7cm (10.5″)
- Plate Height: 2.5cm (1.0″)
In very good vintage condition with no cracks, chips or restoration. It has a few superficial surface scratches/scuffs and manufacturing blemishes, including bubbles.
Makes a nice addition to a Mason’s Ironstone collection. For more Mason’s Ironstone, please click on the following link.
We have three of these collectors’s plates in stock. The price given is for one plate but please contact us for a shipping quote if you wish to buy more than one.
Some History For You
Charles James Mason registered the patent name ‘IRONSTONE’ in 1813 for the ‘Improvement of the Manufacture of English Porcelain, IRONSTONE PATENT CHINA:’ Patent number 3724. The name was soon adopted by competitors, whom were using similar materials.
Contrary to popular belief, Ironstone does not contain iron. Its name is derived from its ‘iron-like’ strength and durability.
Ironstone is an earthenware vitreous pottery with stoneware appearance and properties and was mass produced as a cheaper alternative to porcelain.