BEST AESTHETIC BROWN TRANSFERWARE POLYCHROME FRUIT BOWL or COMPORT
Gildea and Walker Potteries
Tunstall, Staffordshire England
This large Victorian aesthetic 9 " wide x 4 3/4 " tall serving piece is transfer printed in rich dark brown.
The clear and crisp MELBOURNE pattern features geometric designs along the base and inner rim. The well of the piece has an outstanding Kingfisher perched amongst bamboo and flowering Quince with two cartouche panels below of more exotic shapes and a landscape with a setting sun. Large flying Egrets and songbirds and geometrics along the four outside panels finish off this great show piece. The pattern displays the victorian eras love of nature.
Condition is EXCELLENT, clean shiny and bright. No chips, no cracks, no hairlines and no repairs. The very best one we have ever seen.