VICTORIAN BROWN TRANSFERWARE PLATE
SHAKESPEARE PATTERN ~ GUILD CHAPEL + OLD MILL + OLD BRIDGE STRATFORD
Wallis Gimson and Co. Potteries
Fenton, Staffordshire England ~ 1884
This Victorian 8 sided aesthetic large 9 5/8 x 11 inch plate is transfer printed in dark brown. The plate is further enhanced by fabulous underglaze painting in shades of red, golden yellow, green and cobalt blue.
The pattern features an exotic geometric border with exotic trailing flowers.
The Guild Chapel of the Holy Cross, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire is a chapel of 13th century origins. The chapel stands on Church Street, opposite the site of William Shakespeare's home, New Place, and has historic connections to Shakespeare's family.
Lucy's Mill, a watermill for which there is documentary evidence from the Medieval to the Imperial period. During this time it was used as a corn mill and fulling mill.
The Old Bridge was built in 1480, financed by Hugh Clopton of Clopton House, who later became Lord Mayor of London. It replaced a timber bridge which may have dated back to 1318.
Never Used. Condition is good with three hairlines off the rim. Bright, shiny and clean.