Rare Pearlware Staffordshire Large Plate
ZOOLOGICAL SKETCHES ~ ZEBRA
Job Meigh & Son Staffordshire England c.1820
This spectacular large dinner black Staffordshire transferware plate is c. 1820. Measureing 10 1/4" across. Impeccably potted and finely transfer printed in a rich and intense bittersweet black, with a pearlware glaze, gadrooned edge and scalloped rim.
The central well depicts a Zebra from Africa. There is another Zebra running with an Ostrich in the background of gorgeous high desert mountain scenery. The plate has a bold border with 5 birds along with lavish flowers and a butterfly feeding on a Passion Flower. Hidden are seashells. An absolutely stunning composition.
The plates were made by Job Meigh and Sons, c. 1820, and is part of the elusive the Zoological Sketches series.
The plates are in great condition, with no chips, cracks or repairs. The plates displays perfectly and are ready for use. We have 18 available.
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