6 Aesthetic Brown Transferware Ironstone Soup Plates / Bowls - Sea Shells Ca. 1880
A lovely set of six, late Victorian, brown transferware soup plates decorated with a highly desirable pattern featuring an aquatic theme of shells, coral, starfish and sea grass appropriately titled "Shell". Potted by Edward F. Bodley & Son, England with a registry mark dating to 1877 so most likely these were produced some time around 1880. The plates are decorated with a most beautiful design of underwater sea life encircled by a rope border and colored in a delicious medium brown with dark chocolate brown accents. These are large plates, measuring 10 1/4" across with a wide flat rim of 1 1/2" and a well of about one inch deep, perfect for a serving almost anything - paella, pasta or one my favorites - steamed clams! They are in wonderful, used condition with only one having a small chip to the rim (we call that the "hostess" plate) and another with a tiny rim scrape, too small to photograph. There are utensil marks, some minor spots of crazing but really, a lovely set that will enhance any table setting.
Due to the size and weight (approx. 11 lbs packed) these may be expensive to ship. We'll happily work with you to find the most economic means of safe shipping.