J D Baxter square ‘Celtic China’ plate, Chinese style flowers, c 1825
John Baxter ‘Celtic China’ square white earthenware plate with gadroon and shell-moulded border, the centre painted with Chinese style flowers.
Flamboyant printed ‘Prince of Wales’ feathers mark with initials ‘JDB’, above a knot inscribed ‘CELTIC CHINA’,
also pattern no. 356,
Small bruise to gadrooned rim section, scratches
John Denton Baxter is a minor Staffordshire manufacturer from the Regency period. He made a range of Imari ‘Ironstone’ type wares, blue printed wares, and more sophisticated flower decorated pieces, apparently all on white earthenwares marketed as ‘Celtic China’ . Godden records him as operating from 1823-27, High Street, Hanley. He refers to ‘an example has been seen’ with the printed prince-of-Wales feather mark and initials suggesting it is a scarcely seen maker & mark.