This lovely light blue and white transferware deep plate was made by Cotton and Barlow of Longton, England in the "Medina" pattern between 1850 and 1855. The central scene is of an Oriental vista with central figures near a fountain. In the background are domed buildings with minarets and far beyond is a body of water with mountains in the background. Around the rim are eight cartouches in two different patterns with pictures of boats and ruins. Between the cartouches are floral designs. All of this is over concentric circles. There is an underglaze blue mark with a cartouche wreath around the word "Medina." There is also an incised cartouche with the words "Cotton and Barlow" inside. There are no chips, nicks or cracks. There are three dark brown spots inside the central scene. This deep plate stands about 1 inch or 2.5 cm high and has an approximate diameter of about 9 5/8 inches or 24.1 cm. Wouldn't this beautiful plate add to the Old World atmosphere of your home?
Item ID: 40444J