Large Brown Transferware CHARGER ~ SUNFLOWERS 1883
EARLY BROWN AESTHETIC TRANSFERWARE CHARGER PLATTER PLATE
Sampson Hancock Potteries
This is a stunning transferware platter or plate dates to 1883. This very large serving charger is 11 1/ " in diameter. The color is a rich sepia or wonderful dark chocolate brown with exciting bright polychrome painting.
The pattern is named PALMYRA, featuring a fantastic wide, busy band of sunflowers with a background of geometric shapes. The well of the platter has a central flower pot full of oversized sunflowers surrounded by rows of buttercups and geometrical flourishes.
The piece is marked on the underside with a transferred registration mark, the pattern name the intials S. H. that identifies the maker as Sampson Hancock, a pottery maker working in the Staffordshire region of England from 1858-1891.
The piece is in great condition and never used. There are no chips, no cracks, no hairlines, and no repairs. Light crazing to center.