Bentley Chappell and Nancy Barshter
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Rare Pearlware Staffordshire Plate
ZOOLOGICAL SKETCHES ~ ZEBRA
Job Meigh & Son Staffordshire England c.1820
This is spectacular black Staffordshire transferware plate, c. 1820. It measures 10 1/4" across. It was 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 plate was made by Job Meigh and Sons, c. 1820, and is part of the elusive the Zoological Sketches series.
The plate is in excellent, never used condition. The plate displays perfectly.