Black on white Asian motif, extra heavy antique plate by W. Adams & Sons. Beautifully decorated in transfer ware with pagodas, urns, flowers and foliage. Plate is ringed around center and at edges with geometric motifs. The transfers are as clear and sharp as if they’d just been made. Measures 8 ½” wide x 1 ¼” tall.
Marked on back with a circular belt and buckle topped by an eagle and printed with W. Adams & Sons and a fleur de lis; the word Ironstone is below and Jeddo (the pattern name) is at the center of the belt. This mark was used by Adams from c. 1819-1864 (The Potteries). Three sets of tiny kiln stilt marks arranged in triangles on underside.
There are several shallow utensil marks on front of plate, two kiln pops from the making process, and one place where the transfer doesn’t quite match up (on the inside border).
This is a charming antique piece, over 150 years old, and looks wonderful when displayed.
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