BLACK POLYCHROME TRANSFERWARE PLATE
PORTRAIT SERIES PATTERN ~ MARQUIS OF SALISBURY
Wallis Gimson and Co. Potteries
Fenton, Staffordshire England ~ 1884
This Victorian 8 sided aesthetic 8 3/4 " plate is transfer printed in black and further enhanced in 4 color polychrome hand painting under the glaze.
The pattern features the right honorable gent framed with flowers surrounding his portrait and a crown above him.
Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury. He was three times Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, from 1885 to 1886, 1886 to 1892 and 1895 and 1902 and also served four times as Foreign Secretary. His time as Prime Minister coincided with a great expansion of the British Empire. Lord Salisbury is also remembered as an adherent of the policy of "splendid isolation", the desire to keep Great Britain out of European affairs and alliances. He was also the last British Prime Minister to serve from the Lords
The piece is marked on the underside with the pattern name 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.
EXCELLENT CONDITION with no chips, no cracks, no hairlines and no repairs.