SUPERB Brown Transferware Platter ~ Peony and Azalea ~ 1880
AZALEA AND PEONY FLOWERS WITH BIRD
Choisy le Roi
This stunning transferware platter is a wonderful piece of 19th century transferware! The large platter measures 16 1/4 " long and is transfer printed in chocolate brown.
It is imaginatively decorated with a twig rope with small leaves along the rim encompassing a Songbird busily eyeing some unknown catch and oversized Azalea and Peony flowers in full bloom. The image is based on a gorgeous copperplate engraving.
The piece resembles the transferware made in the Staffordshire region of England in the early to mid 19th century, but instead it was made by Choisy le Roi (late Creil Monereau) one of the faienceries in the Luneville region of France. French aesthetic pottery is full of whimsy and usually birds, flowers or fruit.
Condition is EXCELLENT, clean shiny and bright. No chips, no cracks, no hairlines and no repairs.