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 tureen on gilt stand, with two gilt and crystal chafing dishes to each side. On the corners of the table are a serving dish and gravy boat on gilt stands, and crystal mustard pot on stand. On the table, there are two glasses and four pieces of cutlery per place setting (plus plate!). Gloss mahogany chairs are upholstered in deep Cobalt Blue and gold silk brocade to perfectly match the colours on the china.
(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)