William Emberton, Highgate Pottery, Brownhills, Tunstall, Staffordshire Potteries, circa 1851-1869. Formerly W. Emberton & Co. Subsequently T. I. & J. Emberton. Distinguishing initials found on several printed marks of differing design with name of the individual pattern included.
This wonderful ironstone blue transfer-ware platter, circa 1860, is the aesthetic "Alaska" pattern. The motif features two impressive displays of branches laden with apple blossoms and developing fruit. Enclosed within a branch framework are two cartouches, one with a castle scene and the other a large working water wheel. Two small apple branches decorate the ends of the platter as well as a twig criss-cross border with fruit. The platter measures 15" in length and 11 11/2"" in width. It is stamped "W.E & Co. - Alaska - Hanley", and impressed "Avon". There are no cracks, chips or repairs; minor stain at one end of platter and overall crazing from years of usage. Great pattern.
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