Coalport ‘W.G.Grace, Century of Centuries’ plate, c. 1895.

August 28, 2019 2:12 pm Published by

A fine and rare Coalport porcelain plate, c. 1895. Made to commemorate the legendary cricketer W.G. Grace, and his ‘Century of Centuries’. Printed in underglaze blue, with a titled portrait of W.G. Grace, within a laurel wreath, surrounded by radiating cricket bats, inscribed with details of his centuries. A continuous band of cricket balls and stumps, is contained within a moulded and gilded gilt scroll and scalloped rim.
Printed title to the reverse ‘In commemoration of Dr W.G. Grace’s Century of Centuries, 1866-1895.’
Printed Coalport factory marks.
Diameter – 23 cm, 9”.
Condition – Perfect. No damage. No restoration.

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