VICTORIAN BROWN TRANSFERWARE PLATE
SHAKESPEARE PATTERN ~ GUILD CHAPEL + GRAMMAR SCHOOL
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 trailing Clematis vines and exotic 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.
The Grammar School of King Edward VI at Stratford-upon-Avon is a grammar school and academy in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England, traditionally for boys only. It is almost certain that William Shakespeare attended this school, leading to the school describing itself as "Shakespeare's School.
Never Used. Condition is good with three hairlines off the rim. Bright, shiny and clean.