Set of 3 Artist Paint Color Salesman Sample Trial Plates Staffordshire England
This trio of porcelain color trial plates form a very unusual collectors item, or art studio/interior design/shop prop. The three plates each measure 10-3/4 inches in diameter. They represent a selection of kiln fired enamel paints that were made for pottery and porcelain decoration. The blank plates were fabricated in Staffordshire England, and used to demonstrate the range and spectrum of colors when applied to the porcelain material.
The plates show a graduated range of shades and hues, pink to purple, blue to violet, and lime to dark green, all hand painted by the artist. The enamel colors were dabbed on, each color assigned a number, and then the plates were fired at over 800-840 degrees. The plates are anonymous, having no maker or artist name.
Test/Color Sample Plates were used as a guide for painters to ensure consistency in colors, for practice work or to show colors to customers. They might also have been displayed in the pottery shop or potters studio, carried by paint salesman or shown in potters catalogs to demonstrate a color range. These were not available to buy as they were meant for studio use only.
The plates are in great condition with no chips cracks or repairs. Minor edge roughening, original to the making.
The set is unique, one of a kind, perfect for the artist potter or anyone with an artistic flair. The colorful wares display beautifully, would light up any work space wall. Sold as is.
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