This has to be one of the most decorative and unusual child’s plates that we have had the pleasure to retail. This came from an English single owner estate sale of rare Staffordshire nurseryware items.

This lovely, larger child’s nursery ware plate was produced in England circa 1830. The deep plate features a hand coloured transfer printed design depicting cherubs eating grapes from the vine. A scene that has ancient Roman/Greek roots - Bacchus son of Jupiter and Semele was the God of wine who also inspired music and poetry. He was raised by Selenius and was often seen in the company of nymphs and satyrs. The plate also features a stunning raised, hand colored floral border. The base of the plate features the impressed mark reading ‘C C & Co.’

Cornfoot, Colville & Co were a North Shields, Newcastle, England Pottery manufacture who operated during the 1820s-1840s. There are relatively few known plates produced by them, they also produced plaques.

This is such a rare plate; we have not been able to find another identical example. This is the ideal piece for anyone who loves early English ceramics, nursery ware or wine!

Measuring: Diameter 8 1/8 inch (20.5 cm).

Condition: Some slight staining by the left side cherub and to the underside. C shaped hairline to base.

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Pottery, Transferware
Green, Purple, White
Georgian, Victorian
England • English
Dishes, Plates

Trinity Antiques

RARE 19th Century Childrens Nursery Ware Plate, Bacchanalian Cherub, Bacchus Wine, Grapes C 1830


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