C.1850 English Black and White Transfer Plate, Chasing Butterflies
Wonderful English Black and White Transfer ware children’s plate. The plate is 7 1/2 inches in diameter and in very good condition. The center transfer scene is of young children chasing a butterfly in the Garden. The outer rim has a moulded flower feature. This plate is in good order with one light rubbed areas on the raised molded areas.
This wonderful keep sake would date to the mid 1800’s has the general crazing and a pearlware glaze. The light smudges that can be seen on the underside would be that of the worker who did not rinse his hands while handling this before the final kiln firing. This is a wonderful view of life in the mid-Victorian era.
English Antiques & American Primitives