EARLY BLUE AESTHETIC TRANSFERWARE PLATTER
Sampson Hancock Potteries
Staffordshire England ~ c. 1883
This is a stunning transferware platter dates to 1883. The oval platter measures 14 1/8 " long and 11 1/4 " wide. The color is a dark rich blue .
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 piece is 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 piece is in fabulous condition. There are no chips, cracks or repairs. It is absolutely gorgeous - elegant and well potted, with richly detailed transfers reflecting the Victorian love of nature and the exotic.
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