VICTORIAN BLUE TRANSFERWARE PLATE
Brown Westhead and Moore Potteries
Staffordshire England c. 1870
This early Victorian 9 5/8 " plate is transfer printed in dark blue against a creamy blue slip background. Designed/attributed to Pierre Mallet, this delightful plate combines the new Aesthetic and Japanese influences of the 19th Century, with a freer more naturalistic design and the use of asymmetry, along with the English love of nature.