AESTHETIC BROWN TRANSFERWARE PLATTER
HUGE MELBOURNE PATTERN
Gildea and Walker Potteries
Tunstall, Staffordshire England c. 1883
This delightful very large Victorian aesthetic 17 7/8 " long x 14 1/4 " wide serving platter is transfer printed in chocolate brown.
The pattern features delightful Japanesque geometric designs mixed with exotic palm trees and other tropicals. A shoreline with sailing vessels set to the horizon while a large flock of birds fly by.
An inset cartouche of an Owl perched upon a branch as the crescent moon and stars appear behind him. Other inset cartouches had exotic flowers and geometric patterns. This pattern has everything going for it.
Condition is great, clean and bright. No chips, no cracks, no hairlines and no repairs.