AESTHETIC BROWN TRANSFERWARE PLATE
MOTHER HUBBARD ~ GIRL PLAYING BADMINTON
Old Hall Pottery
Hanley, Staffordshire England
This earthenware Aesthetic Movement shallow well soup or salad plate measures 9 1/8 ” in diameter, transfer printed in brown with a pearlware glaze.
The pattern features 5 panels around the rim with magnificent blazing sun and quarter moons on urns with blueberries cascading above a swirling geometric background. The decoration is beautifully executed.
A central cartouche has a shows a young girl with her racket in hand and fluttering badminton shuttlecocks or birdies above her head. The design has been attributed to Christopher Dresser, who worked for the maker, Old Hall pottery, during the 1880’s, the period in which the plate was produced .
The pot is mark with the pattern name, "Mother Hubbard", and the name of the maker, Old Hall Pottery. The pattern has be attributed to the famous Aesthetic Movement designer Christopher Dresser, who worked for Old Hall during the 1880's, the period in which the plate was produced.
Condition is EXCELLENT, clean and bright, appears to have never been used. No chips, no cracks, no hairlines, no utensil marks and no repairs.
Aesthetic Movement Plate ~ Mother Hubbard Badminton 1885