This is a lovely antique transferware platter by Ashworth Brothers in the Chinese pattern. It measures approximately 11 ¾” in length and 9 ½” in width. It has Ashworth impressed into the back along with numbers that are hard to read but look like 11/84. This pattern may also be known as Pattern Number 6369. The plate is unusual in that unlike most plates in the Chinese pattern, it is not in color. This plate is done in black on a white background and only the flowers have faint colors of pink and blue. The platter has a floral border. It has a center scene of two oriental ladies standing in a garden and one in a pagoda. There are fences, trees and flowers. The platter dates between 1862 and 1870. The condition of the platter is fairly good. There are knife marks and about two small brown spots on the front of the platter. There is a stray line of paint on the top right rim coming out from a leaf where it must have been smudged while being produced since it is under the glaze. There is slight staining on the back of the plate. There is one chip on the outside edge.
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