A very decorative handled rectangular serving dish with a paisley transfer design by Scott Brothers of Southwick in Sunderland England. It was produced between 1838 and 1854 because of the impressed mark.
The paisley pattern with botanic references is a brown and mustard color. The dish is heavy and was molded. The ends have matching molded floral handles. It has a shallow foot and a glazed base. On the base center is an impressed maker’s that reads SCOTT BROTHERS.
11 ½” (29.2 cm) long x 7 ½” (19.0 cm) wide x 1 3/4” (4.4 cm) tall. Weighs 1 lb 7.9 oz (680 g)
One handle has a tiny chip and shows the dark clay body. There is wear to the surface, mainly in the central well. There are a few tiny glaze chips and kiln flaws, such as small bumps and a glaze miss on one spot of the edge of the rim. The glaze is still glossy.
A great dish to use or for your collection. I just love the rich paisley pattern.
English Staffordshire Transferware Paisley Serving Dish Scott Brothers 19th Century