AESTHETIC MOVEMENT BROWN TRANSFERWARE PLATE
THE WORLD PATTERN
LION OF LUCERNE and MONUMENT OF COLUMBUS
Wallis Gimson and Co. Potteries
Staffordshire England ~ 1884
This Victorian aesthetic movement era 9 " plate is transfer printed in dark brown. The clear and crisp pattern features a double row of geometric shapes along the rim and fantastic wildflowers and blooming Orchids surrounding two cartouches of the Monument of Columbus in Colon Spain and the Lion of Lucerne.
The Lion Monument in Lucerne is a giant dying lion carved out of a wall of sandstone rock above a pond at the east end of the medieval town. It was designed as a memorial for the mercenary soldiers from central Switzerland who lost their lives while serving the French king Louis XVI during the French Revolution.
The Columbus Monument is a tall monument for Christopher Columbus in Barcelona, Spain at the site where Columbus returned to Spain after his first voyage to the Americas. The monument serves as a reminder that Barcelona is where Christopher Columbus reported to Queen Isabella and Ferdinand after Columbus' most famous trip
Never Used and the Condition is very good, clean shiny and bright.
Brown Transferware Plate ~ LION of LUCERNE 1884