Staffordshire F & R Pratt 'The Truant' Malachite Marbled Border Plate 1851 Prattware Pratt Ware.
A superb dessert plate manufactured by the Staffordshire pottery of Felix and Richard Pratt and featuring the sought after and highly collectable marbled malachite border. Introduced for the Great Exhibition of 1851 this plate features a colour print titled the 'The Truant', after an original painting by T. Webster called 'Going to School'. Heightened with gilt and having a gilt rim it is one of a small series of very high quality decorated pieces featuring well known works of art (at the time) that are regarded as the apex of the factories production in terms of quality and colour reproduction. A stand out addition to any collection of this companies works or fine Victorian pottery. Please see the other plate I have in listed in this series.
Size: 9. 3/8" diameter. Weight: 21oz or 600g Condition: Excellent - No sign of chips, cracks or restoration. Some very slight utensil marks that you have to hold the plate to the light to see. No crazing as is often found on these items. (Please note that all items are sent very well packed).
Literature: Illustrated in the excellent book "Pot Lids and other coloured printed Staffordshire wares" by K. V. Mortimer published by The Antique Collectors Club.