Swansea style plate by Folch, the Dancing Master, flowers & butterflies, c.1825
Folch porcelain plate, in the Swansea style, well painted with large central spray of flowers within a gilt floral band, within well moulded wreath & c-scroll borders containing colourful moths, the rim with a wide gold line.
Condition: crack to base, gilt slight wear.
The interesting character of Folch, dancing-master & potter, is a little understood subject. He was a dancing teacher – who taught Josiah Wedgwood’s daughters – who came to be proprietor of a pottery, in part of the Big Works site after Thomas Wolfe died in 1818. He made quantities of Ironstone type wares, and also some superb porcelains in the Swansea manner. Begining in 1819, he closed in 1828.
This plate has a clear white translucency.