This is a beautiful flow blue Staffordshire souvenir plate of Bridgeport, Connecticut, by the Rowland & Marsellus & Company of Staffordshire England. It was designed & Imported by The D.M.Read CO Bridgeport Conn. It is in excellent condition with no chips and only some minor crazing, hard to see. The following scenes are on the front: Soldiers Monument at Seaside Park(Glimpse of Seaside Park) Barnum Monument seaside park) (Bridgeport General Hospital) (Corner Main Street and Fairfield Avenue) (Harbor Looking North)(Barnum Institute of Science and History). Rowland & Marsellus were importers, wholesalers and retailers, especially of 'souvenir' wares operating out of New York, c.1893 -1938. IT IS RARE TO FIND VINTAGE & ANTIQUES EARTHENWARE IN "LIKE NEW" CONDITION BECAUSE OF WEAR FROM USE AND AGE. TINY GLAZE FLAKES AND CRAZING IF PRESENT IS NORMAL AND ADDS CHARACTER TO EACH PIECE.
Backstamp: R & M Co in Diamond The Rowland & Marsellus co in cartouche Staffordshire England Designed & Imported by The D.M.Read co Bridgeport Conn.
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