This is an Antique 1880 Ashworth Bros. Real Ironstone China Cake Stand / Pedestal Plate # B4678. This plate is very rare. I could not find another one like it. This Cake Plate is in very good condition with no cracks or chips.
There are some minor scratches on the surface of the plate from normal use. The plate has beautiful hand painted artwork, with beautiful colors.
The plate measures 9 in diameter. The Stand is about 4 1/4 tall. The Plate weighs 1 LB 11 OZ.
Ashworth started in 1815 and closed in 1998. I did some research on the Makers Mark and discovered that the number on the back B4678 designates what year this Cake Plate was made, shown below. As I read it, Ashworth started 1880 with #B4630 (Highlighted In Red below) and in 1881 they started with # B5353, indicating that this plate was made sometime in 1880.
B series numbers and corresponding years. 2633 B 2890 B 3129 B 3382 B 3560 B 3756 B3994 B 4630. 1872 1873 1874 1875 1876 1877 1878 1879 1880.B5353 B 5659 B 5985 B 6341 B 6630 B 6864 B 7234 B7515 B 7702. 1881 1882 1883 1884 1885 1886 1887 1888 1889. B 7876 B 8021 B 8162 B 8222 B 8418 B 8581 B 8665 B 8790 B 8981. 1890 1891 1892 1893 1894 1895 1896 1897 1898. Most of the items I sell are estate finds, and are presented to you in, as is, as found condition. They are described to the best of my knowledge.
Some wear is to be expected, unless described as flawless or mint. I can't know everything about every item I offer, I do inspect each item and list all known flaws or damage. So please take a good look at the photos and ask questions if need be.The item "Antique 1880 Ashworth Bros Real Ironstone China Cake Stand Pedestal Plate B4678" is in sale since Thursday, February 28, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Ceramics & Porcelain\Plates & Chargers". The seller is "518999" and is located in Kent, Washington.
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