VERY LARGE AESTHETIC BROWN TRANSFERWARE PLATTER
James Beech, Swan Bank Works Pottery
Staffordshire England ~ c. 1885
This large Victorian aesthetic 19 3/4 " long x 15 5/8 " wide plater is transfer printed in dark chocolate brown. Large enough to hold the biggest bird.
The platter features fabulous cartouches of sailboat on a mountain lake and one of quiet secretive buildings hidden in the landscape. All surrounded by flowers and leaves and sunbursts. Wonderful geometric designs along the rim complete this great platter. A rare aesthetic find for the collector.
The piece is marked on the underside with an impressed registration mark, the pattern name and trademark that identifies the maker as Beech, a pottery maker working in the Staffordshire region of England during the 19th century.
The piece is in great condition, clean shiny and bright. No chips, no cracks, no hairlines and no repairs. A small factory made stilt mark to the front left. It is absolutely gorgeous - elegant and well potted, with richly detailed transfers reflecting the Victorian love of the exotic.
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