This attractive and rare 8" blue pottery plate shows a rider paying his toll at the Tyburn Turnpike. This location is now the corner of Oxford Street and the Edgeware Road in London. It has a clobbered border of colorful flowers.
The earthenware plate is part of a series of rural views called the "Beaded Frame Series". Each piece had the location printed on the back within a beaded frame.
Most references show the maker as William Mason, c. 1820. However, the Northern Ceramic Society and the Transferware Collectors Club state that the makers are G. M. & C. J. Mason, 1813-26. Note that this plate is pottery, not ironstone. A photo of the plate can be found in Miller's 2005 price guide, page 260.
The plate is in very good condition. There are no chips, no visible cracks, no discoloration, and no repairs. The gilded border is intact. There is crazing. The plate does not ring when tapped. Beside the "Tyburn Turnpike" mark, there is an impressed mark I show in the last photo.
I have 4 of these plates available. The price shown is for a single plate.
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