Polychrome Transfer Printed Victorian Cream Plate ~ TONQUIN 1883

Polychrome Transfer Printed Victorian Cream Plate ~ TONQUIN 1883

Code: 11227

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Brown Transferware Cream Soup Plate with Hand Colored Painting

TONQUIN PATTERN

Edge Malkin & Co

Staffordshire England  1883

This is a fantastic plate measuring a large 9 3/4 inches in diameter.  The  plate is decorated in the TONQUIN pattern, featuring an assymetrical composition that reflects the wonderful imagination of the Aesthetic Movement -- arching palms and lush vegetation, a Heron and many other tropical birds, with an inset circular cartouche of a tropical bird perched at sunrise. The intricate border on the lower half includes another Heron along with geometric whimsies.  Highlighted by a master artist in a lovely palette of colors.

The piece was made by Edge Malkin & Co., a pottery in the Staffordshire district in England. The kite shaped registration mark dates the piece to 1883. 

Never used.  The plate is in great condition.