LARGE BLACK TRANSFERWARE PLATTER
CLovelly ~ Ridgway, Sparkes & Ridgway Potteries
Hanley, Staffordshire England c. 1876
This Victorian oceanic platter measures 17 3/4 "long x 14 1/4“ wide and is transfer printed in black against a creamy white background. Almost impossible to find this pattern in a large platter and the very best one we have seen in this condition. The pattern features a marine border of shells and seaweed hooked together by strands of pearls. Nestled in the well of the plate are a variety of seashells with sprigs of seaweed as the backdrop. Stunning pattern.