VERY LARGE EARLY BLUE AESTHETIC TRANSFERWARE PLATTER
Sampson Hancock Potteries
Staffordshire England ~ c. 1883
This is a stunning transferware platter dates to 1883. The oval platter measures 18 3/8 " long and 14 5/8 " wide. The color is a dark rich blue .
The pattern is named PALMYRA, featuring a fantastic wide, busy band of sunflowers with a background of geometric shapes. The well of the platter has a central flower pot full of oversized sunflowers or daisies surrounded by rows of buttercups and geometrical flourishes.
The piece is marked on the underside with an impressed registration mark, the pattern name the intials S. H. that identifies the maker as Sampson Hancock, a pottery maker working in the Staffordshire region of England from 1858-1891.
The piece is in EXCELLENT condition. There are no chips, cracks or repairs. It is absolutely gorgeous - elegant and well potted, with richly detailed transfers reflecting the Victorian love of nature.
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