$650 for the four plates.
Two Aesthetic Movement Doulton Bowls with Birds, Blossoms and Zig Zag Design – NIPON pattern
The asymmetrical placement of a wide geometric folded ribbon (or zig zag), in which the bird cartouche rests, plus wild turkeys among bamboo, blossoms and geometrical motifs reflect Japanese influences during the Aesthetic Movement period. The transfer which decorates the shallow bowls is black. The hand painted colors are rust red, brown, and rich cobalt blue, with gilded accents. Very definitely and Imari palate! The central motif is two turkey birds at the water's edge. The design was made by Doulton & Co., in Burslem, in the 1880s. The pattern name is NIPON although it is not always marked on plates in this design.
An impressed Doulton “flower” mark is on the back. This mark was used between 1873 and 1914. The second impressed mark is 11=82, with an 8 beneath, suggesting that the bowl was made in November, 1872. However, the diamond registration suggests the year was 1880. This bowl measures just under 10" Diam. The depth is 1” and the rim measures 1”. Condition is very good with no cracks, no chips and no hairlines.