Aesthetic Brown Transferware Plate ~ Lion of Lucerne 1884

Aesthetic Brown Transferware Plate ~ Lion of Lucerne 1884

Code: 11656

RESERVED

ENGLISH BROWN TRANSFERWARE PLATE 

THE WORLD PATTERN

LION OF LUCERNE & MONUMENT OF COLUMBUS

Wallis Gimson and Co. Potteries

Staffordshire England  ~  1884

This Victorian 10 1/4” x 9 1/2 " plate is transfer printed in dark brown.  The pattern features a double row of geometric shapes along the rim and fantastic wildflowers and blooming Orchids surrounding two cartouches of the Monument of Columbus in Colon Spain and the Lion of Lucerne.  

The Lion Monument in Lucerne is a giant dying lion carved out of a wall of sandstone rock above a pond at the east end of the medieval town. It was designed as a memorial for the mercenary soldiers from central Switzerland who lost their lives while serving the French king Louis XVI during the French Revolution.

Condition is very good.  Clean and bright. Two small chips off back side corners.