LARGE AESTHETIC MOVEMENT HISTORICAL
BROWN TRANSFERWARE PLATTER
THE WORLD PATTERN
Wallis Gimson and Co. Potteries
Staffordshire England ~ 1884
This Victorian 15 5/8 " long x 12 1/2 " wide platter is transfer printed in dark chocolate brown. The pattern displays the Victorian eras love of great cities.
The pattern features exotic blooming orchids and wildflowers mixed with fern fronds. Two fabulous cartouches, one of the Parliament Buildings in Ottawa and another with Notre Dame in Montreal.
Notre-Dame Basilica is a basilica basilica in the historic district of Montreal Canada. The church's Gothic revival architecture is among the most dramatic in the world; its interior is grand and colourful, its ceiling is coloured deep blue and decorated with golden stars, and the rest of the sanctuary is a polychrome of blues, azures, reds, purples, silver, and gold. It is filled with hundreds of intricate wooden carvings and several religious statues. Unusual for a church, the stained glass windows along the walls of the sanctuary do not depict biblical scenes, but rather scenes from the religious history of Montreal.
Parliament Hill colloquially known as The Hill, is an area of on the southern banks of the Ottawa River, Ontario. Its Gothic Revival suite of buildings—the parliament buildings—serves as the home of the Parliament of Canada and contains a number of architectural elements of national symbolic importance. Parliament Hill attracts approximately 3 million visitors each year. Originally the site of a military base in the 18th and early 19th centuries, development of the site into a governmental precinct began in 1859, after Bytown was chosen by Queen Victoria as the capitol.
Never Used. Condition is Excellent. Clean shiny and bright. No cracks, no hairlines or repairs.