* Old Staffordshire “Ningpo” by Johnson Brothers is a fabulous example of vintage china at its most romantic *
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Information on the pattern is a bit scarce, but it would see it was from the 1930s.
Something to brighten that time of austerity, certainly.
The gorgeous detail begins on the rim of the plate, from the beaded edge to the exquisitely rendered flowing border
in a typically 1930s shade of minty-green. Delicate floral sprays cascade across a bone coloured background on the
shoulder of the plate, and spill into the white centre in exuberant profusion of deep yellows and vibrant oranges.
Such a luscious, yet restrained pattern. A true collector's find ! (pattern discontinued)
6 Dinner Plates (1 has a bit of crazing)
8 Lunch / Salad Plates (1 has a bit of crazing)
3 Bread & Butter Plates (2 have a bit of crazing)
1 Sauce / Pickle Bowl with saucer
1 Gravy Boat with saucer
1 Vegetable Bowl (10 inch)
1 Serving Platter (12 inch)
1 Cream Pitcher + Sugar Bowl with lid
4 Cups with saucers
I do not see any chips or cracks (you will of course check for yourself)
Most of the plates have normal superficial marks from use, which do
not detract from their function or beauty
EXCELLENT OVERALL VINTAGE QUALITY
PRICED TO SELL WELL BELOW E-BAY VALUES