Pair Armorial Plates NORMAN family Cumbria
A superb pair of English porcelain plates with Cumbrian landscape scenes, handpainted by
The Reverend J.B Norman M.A was rector for Little Stanbourne in Middlesex,the rare surviving Baroque Church that once stood alongside CANNONS the Palacebuilt by the Duke of Chandos. He lived at nearby Whitchurch Rectory and also ownedlands, 'The Bow' Farmhouse Great Orton, near Carlisle, Cumbria. The family have been theresince 1540 and farm 500 acres.The plates have dated scenes near Carlisle that he must have known well or even could seefrom his land. He has signed the plates so I believe he painted them himself about 1880. It was fashionable at the time to purchase 'blanks' or blank plates to decorate at home and fire later.
Measure approx 9.5 Inches wide. Perfect condtion.