Artist Hand Painted Color Palette Salesman Sample Trial Plate Staffordshire England
This porcelain color trial plate is a very unusual collectors item, for art studio/interior design/shop prop. The plate measures 10-3/4 inches in diameter. The blank plate was fabricated in Staffordshire England, made to test and demonstrate the use of colors and range when applied to the porcelain material The plate shows an array of 23 colors shades and hues of kiln fired enamel paints representing the palette for a particular pottery and porcelain design project. . The center of the plate is decorated with a recent transfer print of Phoenix Rising, possibly the theme of the project.The paint samples were dabbed on, each color assigned a number, and then the plates were fired at over 800-840 degrees. The back side of the plate bears a hand painted numeral 91. The plate is unsigned and has no identification of maker or artist name.
Test/Color Sample Plates like these were used as a reference for artists and painters to ensure consistency in colors, for practice work or to show colors to customers. They might also have been displayed in a pottery shop, and carried by paint salesman. These were not available to buy.
The plate is in great condition with no chips cracks or repairs. Typical irregularities of a hand decorated artist piece.
The plate is unique, one of a kind perfect for the artist potter or anyone with an artistic flair. The colorful ware displays beautifully, would light up any work space wall. Sold as is, as shown.
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