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Last Updated on: 24th November 2023, 11:54 pm

VINTAGE Opulent MIDWINTER ENGLAND Semi-porcelain Maroon & Gilt Dinner Plate

Diameter: 10 inches
Weight: 537 g
Maker’s Marks: Midwinter Staffordshire, England, Semi-porcelain. William Robinson Midwinter (W.R.M) founded the Midwinter Pottery in Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, England in 1910.
Notes / other details: intricate gilt scrolls and lace details on an opulent ground of deep red/maroon and cream
This Midwinter England semi-porcelain dinner plate is a paragon of sophistication, a piece steeped in the rich legacy of English ceramic artistry. Its substantial presence, with a diameter that speaks to its central role at a well-appointed table, is matched by a weight that ensures its place is both felt and seen.

Crafted in the storied kilns of Burslem, the renowned “Mother Town” of the Potteries, this plate hails from a lineage of ceramic excellence. William Robinson Midwinter, a name that carries with it a promise of quality, founded his pottery in the early 20th century, a period where the fusion of function and decoration was reaching new artistic heights.

The maroon and cream colour scheme is not merely a choice but a statement—a rich, deep maroon that suggests the robustness of a fine wine, paired with the purity of cream, offering a canvas for the culinary arts. It is the gilt work, however, that captures the gaze and holds it captive. More than mere ornamentation, the gilt scrolls and lace details are a masterclass in design—each golden flourish is a brush stroke that tells of an era where every meal was a celebration, every dish an homage to the bounty of the earth.

For the collector, this Midwinter plate is not simply a vessel for food but a repository of history. To possess it is to hold a fragment of England’s rich cultural heritage, a piece that echoes the clink of silver and the murmur of genteel conversation. In its presence, one can easily conjure the ghost of past banquets, the sparkle of candlelight reflecting off the gilt, casting a glow on faces gathered in conviviality.

This dinner plate is an heirloom, a testament to the time-honoured tradition of British craftsmanship. It offers not just a meal but an experience, inviting a pause to appreciate not just the taste but the tableau of dining—a ritual that nourishes not only the body but the soul.
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