The Masons Suite features an antique china design, inspired by the British potter Charles James Mason, who patented Ironstone in 1813 – so popular was it, that by the mid-19th century a variety of ironstone types were being produced with the name subsequently becoming generic.
Ironstone designs were largely inspired by Chinese export porcelain, and often featured Chinese landscapes containing over-blown peonies, using cobalt blue and rust red in the classic ironstone pallete. The china on the Mason’s Dining suite echo’s these antique designs with the floral landscape, in cobalt, red and turquise with hand gilded edges.
The table features a large masons design urn on rococco style china base, with crystal dishes to each side. On the corners of the table are a selection of condiments and dishes. On the table, there are two glasses and four pieces of cutlery per place setting (plus plate!) Gloss mahogany chairs are upholstered in deep red silk jacquard with matching braid to pick up on the colours on the china and match the rich mahogany of the wood.
Also shown in the pictures are the matching masons Bedford dresser and Buffet which are available separately in the buffets section of the website shop.
(Please note these are exclusive designs – I design and hand apply and
gild the decoration to all the plates and china items myself, as well as
making the table centre pieces)
The TABLE measures: 150mm long x 90mm wide and 65mm tall (excluding ornaments/lights)