Offered for sale is a lovely early 19th century blue and white English transferware platter made by Middlesbro’ Potters in the popular pattern known as “Wild Rose,” circa 1840. The platter depicts an idyllic English rural scene identified in Coysh’s Dictionary of Blue & White Printed Pottery 1780 – 1880, as Nuneham Courtenay, Oxfordshire, the seat of the Earl Harcourt, set in grounds laid out by Capability Brown around 1780. The impressed mark is identified as Middlesbro’ Pottery (1831 – 1844). The pattern was very popular and several English potters used it extensively.
The platter comes with an older hanger for wall display and is in very good condition with age related crazing and a tight hairline at the lower right hand rim.
Size: 21 ½” Length by 17 ½” Width.
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