Samuel Alcock & Company, Cobridge, circa 1828-1853; Hill Pottery, Burslem, circa 1839-1859 and Staffordshire Potteries, circa 1828-1859.
This red transfer-ware plate is one from a series of ten designs with various romantic-style patterns dating from the 1830's and 1840's with the trade mark 'Florentine China' produced by the Samuel Alcock Company. The ten patterns were: Abbeville, Blenheim, Forest, Gem, Manilla, Maryland, Neptune, Pearl, Royal Star and Toronto. This wonderful red transfer-ware plate is the "Pearl" pattern with a central motif featuring a beautiful villa surrounded by a garden of flowers, shrubs, trees and two large beehives. A gentleman and lady are enjoying the lovely landscape. The wide border consists of five cartouches featuring a scenic garden motif separated by five flower filled vases surrounded by delicate floral.
The plate measures 10 1/2" across and is stamped the company's Beehive mark; "Pearl - Florentine China'. There are no cracks, chips or repairs; near mint.
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