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Jennens and Bettridge Black Mother Of Pearl Inlay Papier Mache Plate c.1850


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Jennens and Bettridge Black Japan Mother Of Pearl Inlay Plate c.1850

Beautiful Jennens and Bettridge black japan lacquer Mother Of Pearl inlay and painted papier mache Plate dated c.1850 (Perhaps earlier?)

Decorated with mother of pearl flowers/painted foliage and gilding surrounding what appears to be an inlaid image of lily of the valley.

Jennens and Bettridge aka Aaron Jennens and T.H. Bettridge (fl. 1815-1864) were highly regarded for producing quality papier-mâché wares. They acquired the workshops of Henry Clay, Japanner to George III and the Prince of Wales, in 1816. Their original premises were in Birmingham and they started a London branch at 3 West Halkin Street, Belgravia in 1837. Later offices were established in Paris and New York.
(Source of Information: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jennens_and_Bettridge)


Heavily crazed (see photos), gilding worn, slight damage here an there and all in need of some possible careful and loving restoration. Nevertheless a wonderful piece for over 160 years old! How many World and other Wars has this plate survived eh? Amazing.

Approx Size: Diameter 10.5″ (25.5cm)



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