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A 3D Relief Pottery Decorative Plate from circa late 19thC Attributed to The Cambrian Pottery founded by Thomas Rothwell

  • Andres G 
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Andres G

Andres G

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I inherited this 3D plate from my great grandmother, she received it as a wedding gift in Russia, wedding was around 1920 but I can figure out the exact year (I have 2 of them, different designs). There is not an author anywhere I can see, just numbers on the back.

A 3D Relief Pottery Decorative Plate from circa late 19thC Attributed to The Cambrian Pottery founded by Thomas Rothwell


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Description, identification, provenance reconstruction, age estimation, style and similar items used for comparison.

This is A 3D Relief Pottery Decorative Plate from circa late 19thC Attributed to The Cambrian Pottery founded by Thomas Rothwell.


To identify a 3D Relief Pottery Decorative Plate from circa late 19thC Attributed to The Cambrian Pottery founded by Thomas Rothwell, look for a plate with a deep relief molded pattern. These plates are usually white with a glossy finish and the relief often features a raised border around the edge. The center of the plate usually features a detailed pattern such as a landscape, animals, or a crest. The maker’s mark is usually stamped on the back of the plate and includes the name “Cambrian Pottery” along with the founder’s name “Thomas Rothwell”. Additionally, the plate may have a date stamp to indicate when it was made.

In this case we only have a maker’s mark on the bottom that corresponds to the serial number of this plate.


The provenance of A 3D Relief Pottery Decorative Plate from circa late 19thC Attributed to The Cambrian Pottery founded by Thomas Rothwell can be traced back to the pottery’s founding in 1764 by William Coles. In 1811, Dillwyn & Co. took over the company, producing the renowned ‘Swansea Porcelain’. Thomas Rothwell, Thomas Pardoe and Thomas Baxter were among the many talented artists who worked at the pottery in the 19th century. The pottery closed in 1870 and the site was sold to Cory, Yeo & Co.


This plate was made circa 1850-1870.


The style of the plate is a 3D Relief Pottery Decorative Plate from circa late 19thC. The plate features a deep relief molded pattern, usually with a raised border around the edge. The center of the plate typically features a detailed landscape, such as the building, river and city landscape shown on this plate. The design is typically white with a glossy finish and the maker’s mark is usually stamped on the back.

Similar Items Used for Comparison Purposes
Comparable sales information, including prices realized at recent auctions or private sales of similar items

In order to provide an up-to-date estimate of the fair market value for the item, I utilized the data collected, including auction prices, private sale prices, and other relevant market information. This is crucial as it can be used in various contexts such as insurance, estate planning, and art market analysis. It also offers a valuable insight into how the valuation of the item may have changed due to environmental or economic factors.

The auction prices and private sale prices were a significant factor in determining the current market value of the item, as they are based on actual transactions between buyers and sellers in the market. As such, they are a strong indicator of the expected value of the piece in the near future. By analyzing auction results and private sale prices from the last 6 months, I was able to accurately determine the current fair market value of the item.

This approach provides a comprehensive view of how the value has changed over time and gives insight into any potential areas of appreciation or depreciation in its price. Additionally, it allows me to adjust my valuation as new auction prices and private sale prices become available.


This plate is considered valuable because it is an original piece of artwork from a renowned pottery. The Cambrian Pottery, founded by William Coles in 1764, is known for its high-quality pottery and some of the best artists of the time, such as Thomas Rothwell, Thomas Pardoe and Thomas Baxter. Furthermore, this plate was created during the late 19th century, when the pottery was at the height of its popularity. The detail and craftsmanship of the plate, combined with its age and rarity, make it a highly valuable piece.

Appraisal Value ($)

$150-200 each.

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