AESTHETIC BROWN TRANSFERWARE CAKE PLATE GARFIELD PATTERN Wallis Gimson Potteries Staffordshire England c. 1885 This large victorian aesthetic 10 " cake or master cookie plate is transfer printed in dark chocolate brown. The clear and crisp GARFIELD pattern features a fantastic wide, busy band of Japanesque cartouches and alternating geometric flourishes with butterflies hidding among the flowers. Cascading cabbage roses spill into the well. The cake plate has press moulded swag type handles. The pattern displays the victorian eras love of nature and travel to exotic lands. The piece is marked on the underside with an impressed registration mark, the pattern name the intials L.S. & S. and the Beehive trademark that identifies the maker as Wallis Gimson, a pottery maker working in Fenton in the Staffordshire region of England from 1884-1890. The piece is in good condition, appears to have never been used. No chips, no cracks, no hairline and no repairs. It is absolutely gorgeous - elegant and well potted, with richly detailed transfers reflecting the Victorian love of nature and the exotic.
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