SIX ( 6 ) EARLY VERY LARGE BROWN AESTHETIC TRANSFERWARE SOUP PLATES
Sampson Hancock Potteries Staffordshire England c. 1883
These are 6 stunning transferware plates dateing to 1883. Large soup plate is 10 1/2 " in diameter. The color is a rich sepia or wonderful dark chocolate brown with exciting bright polychrome painting.
The pattern is named PALMYRA, featuring a fantastic wide, busy band of sunflowers with a background of geometric shapes. The well of the platter has a central flower pot full of oversized sunflowers surrounded by rows of buttercups and geometrical flourishes.
The plates are marked on the underside with an impressed registration mark, the pattern name the intials S. H. that identifies the maker as Sampson Hancock, a pottery maker working in the Staffordshire region of England from 1858-1891.
The pieces are in outstanding condition. There are no cracks, no hairlines, and no repairs.