The Knight Elkins & Company, Foley Potteries, Fenton, Staffordshire, was in existence from 1826-1846.
This wonderful brown transfer-ware plate, circa 1830, is 'Hannibal Passing the Alps' pattern. Carthaginians versus Romans in an exotic Alpine setting. The central scene depicts a saddled elephant with a warrior stretching a bow. Two soldiers on horseback clash in the foreground with the magnificent Alps in the background. Surrounding the border of the plate are cartouches of floral arrangements, horses with riders and elephants with riders. The gently scalloped plate measures 8" across and is stamped with the company mark, "OMNIA" & "Hannibal Passing The Alps". There are no cracks, chips or repairs; near mint.
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