This is a set of 12 Doulton Burslem 19th century "show-stoppers", both in terms of beauty and rarity. Each plate is completely hand painted and signed by one of Doulton's most renown artists, Henry Piper, who specialized in floral subjects. Retailed exclusively at Tiffany and Company, NY, these were always considered the finest quality. The Art Nouveau inspired shaped rims, trimmed in gold, frame each painting of rose specimens, all in naturalistic colors and depicting various specimens. Each plate is a gorgeous, full painting, perfect for display and of course, serving dessert at a memorable meal.
Made in England, all in excellent condition ca. 1898