Incredibly impressive, Circa 1830-1850, this monumental serving platter is in the Old Willow Pattern. This pattern is featured in "Willow Pattern China" (1991) Page 13 Fig.5. It is Staffordshire Blue transferware (or transfer ware). Early pieces such as this were not marked, it is attributed by the author of the book to Turnstall Staffordshire origin. This platter in the same pattern has the ridged back which helps it be identified to after 1825 to 1950. It is marked in underglaze blue simply "Stoneware".
This monumental serving platter is not to be confused with the late 19th Century to mass produced 20th Century Blue Willow ware. The transferware Staffordshire is now called Old Willow to differentiate from the more contemporary transfer ware. It measures 19.5" in length, approx. 15" wide. This is a very scarce early Staffordshire Transfer ware tray platter.and in rich color. It is in very good condition expect for an under rim thin flake as pictured. It does not show on the front side or affect the rim. We are offering it at a big discount due to the flake on the back. This comes from a collector's lifetime collection of rare and scarce Staffordshire.
We will send it by specialty packer so in the US if it is more than $70 (it is very large and heavy) we will absorb the difference.,
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