1835 ~ Mountains in Labour Staffordshire Green Platter Aesop's Fables
STAFFORDSHIRE TRANSFERWARE PLATTER ~ AESOP'S FABLES 1835
RARE GREEN STAFFORDSHIRE TRANSFERWARE PLATTER
THE MOUNTAINS IN LABOUR
Copeland and Garrett ~ New Blanche
1833 - 1847
This outstanding and rare platter measures 10 1/4 " long x 8 " wide. It is crisply transfer printed in green.
The platter has a wonderful irregularly scalloped edge and a border pattern of trios of large flowers separated by hydrangea blossoms. The corners are filled with Fox heads and wild roses.
The central image illustrates the fable by Aesop:
One day people noticed a Mountain in labor; smoke coming out of its summit, the earth quaking at their feet, trees crashing, and huge rocks tumbling. They felt sure something horrible was going to happen. They all gathered together to see what terrible thing this could be. They waited and they waited, but nothing came. Suddenly there was a still more violent earthquake, and a huge gap appeared in the side of the Mountain. The people all fell down upon their knees and waited. At last, a teeny mouse poked its little head and bristles out of the gap and came running down towards them.
The Moral of the Story: Don’t make much ado about nothing.
The platter displays beautifully and is in great condition.