Brown Victorian Aesthetic Cake Plate ~ Pandora's Box 1880
AESTHETIC MOVEMENT ERA BROWN TRANSFERWARE SERVING PLATE
Staffordshire England ~ c. 1880
This large Victorian aesthetic 10 " plate is transfer printed in dark brown.
The pattern features two medallions or Mons and an incredibly beautiful cartouche of Pandorra, flower vines in her hair, gazing at her box.
According to the myth, Pandora opened a jar (commonly referred to as Pandora's box) releasing all the evils of mankind— greed, vanity, slander, envy, pining— leaving only hope inside once she had closed it again.
Never Used. Condition is EXCELLENT, very bright shiny and clean. No chips, no cracks, no hairlines and no repairs. Light age crazing.