BROWN TRANSFERWARE PLATTER ~ OWL ~ CRESCENT MOON ~ MELBOURNE ~ 1880

BROWN TRANSFERWARE PLATTER ~ OWL ~ CRESCENT MOON ~ MELBOURNE ~ 1880

Code: 11821

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LARGE BROWN TRANSFERWARE STAFFORDSHIRE PLATTER

MELBOURNE PATTERN

GILDEA AND WALKER POTTERIES

Tunstall, Staffordshire England

c. 1880

This early large outstanding 16 1/4 " long x 12 3/4 " wide platter is transfer printed in brown.  A fabulous transfer.  large enough to hold the biggest bird.

Capturing the Victorian love of nature during the aesthetic movement, this platter is transfer printed with a geometric designs, the sun coming over the horizon, a flock of songbirds, sailboats, flowers and bamboo, an Owl perched upon a branch as the crescent moon and stars appear behind him.  Our favorite pattern in aesthetic transferware, it has everything.

The condition of this delightful platter is great.  A pottery masterpiece !