Mason Ware

Mason Ware

A sturdy English pottery known as Mason's Patent Ironstone China.

See: Ironstone

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It was first produced by C.J. Mason & Company in 1813 to provide a cheap substitute for Chinese porcelain, especially the larger vases. The decoration was a kind of chinoiserie, or hybrid Oriental. Mason specialties were vases, some more than 3 feet (1 m) high, with flowers in high relief and handles and knobs shaped like dragons; exceptionally large dinner services; and a typical hexagonal jug with snake handles made in various sizes.

Mason also made chimneypieces.

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