AESTHETIC BROWN TRANSFERWARE POLYCHROME PLATE
Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire England
This large Victorian aesthetic 9 3/8 " supper plate is transfer printed in very dark brown.
The pattern is very crisp and clear and features a fancy pin wheel flower border around a completely covered well with oversized Daisy type flowers and three magnificent cartouches. One with a proud Cock watching the sun rise beneath the cherry branch, another with a Bird chasing an Insect, and the last is of Ocean Shells and Sea Corral with two large unusual Fish.
The piece is marked on the underside with an impressed registration mark, the pattern name and trademark that identifies the maker as Ridgways, a pottery maker working in Stoke upon Trent in the Staffordshire region of England during the 19th century.
The piece is in EXCELLENT condition, clean shiny and bright. It is absolutely gorgeous - elegant and well potted, with richly detailed transfers reflecting the Victorian love of the exotic.