A distinct colorful and textured plate with a wonderful Aesthetic Movement design showing a cottage by the lake.
The ceramic molded plate has a Chinese-style broken ice pattern in the cavetto. The base glaze is a thin cream color. The well has a scene of a cottage near a lake at night. The smoke coming out of the chimney lends a cozy feel. The cavetto has a colorful transfer of an urn with colorful flowers and a rose bush in bloom behind it. There are little birds perched on a branch of the rose. The rim is edged with brown. There is also a brown line around the edge of the cavetto.
The plate has a shallow rounded glazed foot. The base is glazed. Several marks are stamped in the base. One reads “WEDGWOOD” and the letters “PUL” and a single letter “F”. “C234A” and the letter “B” followed by two dots are also hand painted on the base.
8 7/8” (22.5 cm) wide x 8 7/8” (22.5 cm) tall x 1” (2.5 cm) deep. Weighs 13.4 oz (385 g)
There are no cracks, chips, or breaks. The plate has crazing with a few color losses to the brown edging. There is a tiny bit of wear to the plate’s transfer but for the most part they are quite bright and sharp. There some very slight discoloration on the plate surfaces, particularly along the edges underneath. The plate has kiln flaws, such as bumps, black spots, and color spots but these are mainly on the underside. It looks very good for the age.
A great, detailed, elaborate old ceramic plate by Wedgwood that has survived very well. The colors and design have a distinct Asian influence.
Victorian Wedgwood Aesthetic Movement Transferware Plate 19th Century