What's in this dirty old metal box.
On close inspection on the pallet I discovered the name Winsor & Newton Ltd London.
I then did some research and discovered this to be a respected name of art suppliers dating back to the 1840's. On their website you can access some of their old catalogues and I think I may have found when this paint set was made, which was in 1896. Wow!!
A lovely old set of plates to add to my growing collection. I have other pieces of the same brand but in yellow and other pieces with wavy edges that are pink and blue. I just love the soft muted colours and the feel of old china. We use these everyday and when the table is set with all the mixed colour's it looks so pretty.