Duckling Frog Pierre Mallet and Leonce Transferware Deep Plate ~ 1870
VICTORIAN BLACK TRANSFERWARE SOUP PLATE
This early Victorian large 9 3/4 inch plate is transfer printed in black against a creamy green celadon background. A rare pattern design by Pierre Mallet and Leonce Goutard, the famous and prolific French designers and illustrators who produced naturalistic designs for Minton. This delightful rare plate combines the new Aesthetic influences of the 19th Century with a freer more naturalistic design and the use of asymmetry along with the English love of nature.