This is a lovely polychrome transferware plate from the Dutch Glass and Pottery Company P. Regout & Co. Located in Maastricht, Holland. The maker’s mark on the back dates this plate to circa 1879 to 1890. The Chinoiserie pattern is called Timor. The scene depicted on the plate is from the romance of the western chamber.
It is in very good condition. There are small manufacturing imperfections consistent with earthenware from this period.
The plate measures approximately 8 1/4” in diameter.
The Royal Sphinx factory was established by Petrus Regout in 1834. It was located in Maastricht, Holland. First, he started a glass factory. Two years later production of pottery began. Pottery production was initially concentrated on so called faience commune - simple pottery for a local market.
Production gradually was adapted to higher standards thanks to hired British specialists to compete with popular British creamware. Petrus sons were incorporated to management of the company. The company name was then changed to Petrus Regout & Co.
In 1879 the image of the sphinx started to be used as a company mark and logo. Since 1899 the company was called De Sphinx. In 1958 the company merged with Société Ceramique and changed name to N.V. Sphinx-Céramique. Since 1960 thanks to a royal decision, a name was changed into Royal Sphinx. In 1994 the company was overtaken by Swedish firm Gustavsberg and the name changed to NV Koninklijke Sphinx Gustavsberg.
In 1997 a tile division was separated to be an independent company. It went bankrupt in 2008. The Sphinx itself was bought in 1999 by the Finnish Sanitec. In 2010 the Maastricht plant was closed down and production moved to Swedish Sanitec plant.
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Polychrome Transferware Plate Timor Pattern P. Regout & Co. Maastricht Holland C. 1879