AESTHETIC BROWN TRANSFERWARE PLATE
THE WORLD PATTERN
BOSTON + TORONTO
Wallis Gimson and Co. Potteries
Staffordshire England ~ 1884
This Victorian large 10 1/2 " plate is transfer printed in dark chocolate brown.
The pattern features exotic blooming orchids and wildflowers mixed with fern fronds. Two fabulous cartouches, one of The Customs House in Boston. It was designed in a neoclassical style by architect Ammi Burnham Young. This building was a cruciform (cross shaped) Greek Revival structure that combined a Greek Doric portico with a Roman dome design resembled a four-faced Greek temple, topped with a dome.
The other is of The Lieutenant Governors Residence in Toronto. In 1868 a grand vice regal residence was built in downtown Toronto, designed in the Second Empire style.
Appears to have never been used. Great condition.
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