Antique Imari-style Staffordshire plate by William Brownfield pottery with impressed date code for October 1875 and Pattern number 6409 painted in red on back side (see all Photos, last Photo shows impressed date). Imari Japan patterns were very popular on British pearlware, stone china and cream colored earthenware from about 1815 to the 1840s and then periodically revived every so often. The decoration is dominated by dark cobalt blue and deep iron red that have been hand painted over a purplish-red transfer printed pattern. The transfer printed pattern is rendered in outline only and depicts a stylized riverscape.
Riverscape scenes were first popular on hand painted Chinese export porcelain in the late 1600s and were copied by many European and English porcelain and tin glaze manufacturers in the mid 1700s and by creamware and pearlware potteries in the late 1700s. The riverscape motif on this plate has Chinese houses and temples placed along rocky shorelines with an island far off in the distance that also has several standing structures. In the foreground is a boat sailing on the river and on the shore are fences, fruit trees, exotic vegetation, flowering Prunus and an immense towering palm tree with cocoanuts. The only human figures are a lone fisherman with a rod sitting on a retaining wall and two figures on the boat.
The Brownfield Pottery was located in Cobridge, Staffordshire, England and operated from 1850 to 1891 (Godden 1964: pp 110). It produced good quality earthenware and porcelain that was current with the fashion of the day. The hand painted accents on this plate are nicely rendered and include several other transparent watery enamel colors such as turquoise, light yellow-green, rose-pink, peach and a yellow that looks like gold when painted over top the dark blue (see all Photos). The result is a visually stunning plate in the Imari Japan genre that has the same appeal today as it did some 140 years ago when it was first brought home and placed on a plate shelf. Today, this plate is in excellent condition with no damage or major wear (see full condition notes below) and will certainly capture attention in most any setting. And as always, this antique plate also comes with my Docs Antiques 100% satisfaction guarantee or you may return it using my return policy for a refund (see return policy full details explained farther below).
SIZE & CONDITION: This plate has a rim diameter of about 9 3/8 inches and it stands about 1 inch tall along the rim edge. It has a low rounded footring with a diameter of 5 inches. This plate is a perfect size for displaying on a shelf, wall, counter, mantle, or simply placed out in the open on a table or hutch and will certainly capture attention in most any setting. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, hairlines, star cracks, stains, major scratches, repairs or restorations. The overglaze decoration is more than 99.5% intact and the glaze is shiny bright. The glaze has minor crazing that is not noticeable unless viewed up very close under strong light. And so a better example would be hard to find today without paying much more than asked here. If the buyer is not completely satisfied, then she/he may return this plate for a refund (see our complete return policy noted below).
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Docs Inv: RL766.a1876