Thomas, John & Joseph Mayer, Furlong Works and Dale HAl;l Pottery, Burslem, Stafforshire Potteries, 1843-1855. T. J. & J. Mayer exhibited in the exhibitions of 1851, 1853 ans 1855. Their products were varied and highly regarded.
This wonderful mulberry transfer-ware set of 6 salad/dessert plates, circa 1850, is the "Abbey Ruins" pattern. The central motif depicts an abbey building falling into ruinous disrepair with several cows lingering outside. Buildings, trees, hills and a lake with boat is in the far distance. The wide border and verge of each plate is decorated with groups of large and small floral arrangements against a stippled background. The plates measure 7 1/4" across and are stamped with one of the company's logos "Abbey Ruins" and "T & J Mayer Longport". The set of 6 has no cracks, chips or repairs; I have two matching plates, each with a rim chip, which I will include free of charge.