This lovely platter is done with the classic scenic oriental motif in it's center and floral border normally found in transfer ware pieces of the period. But the Corean pattern has been done with a beautiful well defined artistry with delicate shades. This enables the viewer to be sure of what they are seeing, not just a blur as some transfer ware artistry contains.
The stoneware is in excellent minus condition with no chips, cracks, abrasions or stains on the top surface. The artistry is also excellent with even coloration thru out. You will find some of those thin surface only scratches as expected from use over the years. You can find a couple specks and a 1/32" spot where the dark color is cream. There is all over crazing to the front and back of the platter as expected. Photo # 8 is of those small 1/4" circular marks you find on pottery from stabilization in the kiln. Photo # 9 shows an approx 3/4" scratch (about 1/64" wide) located along the bottom right side edge border. I believe the 1/4" spot located in the center of the platter's bottom border seen in the insert on photo # 9 is not a chip but a possible 4th stabilization mark. The backside shows expected small scratching, crazing as previously disclosed plus some uneven color.
The platter measures approx. 15 3/4" x 12 1/4" with the flat area of the interior measuring 11 3/8" x 7 3/4". The hallmark is on the backside and was used 1834-1859. There is also a tiny "9" at the bottom left side of the back of the platter. Podmore Walker & Co. was founded in 1834 and used the names Podmore & Walker, PW & Co and PW & W (2nd. W for partner Enoch Wedgwood) until 1860 when the company became Wedgwood & Co with Mr. Wedgwood becoming the senior partner.
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