Antique Opaque Granite Pearl Rustic Scenery J Clementson 1840 Brown Transferware Plate


Brand J Clementson

Circa 1840 Rustic Scenery Brown Transferware Staffordshire Plate J Clementson

I love everything about this pattern, from the idyllic pastoral scenes shown at the center of each piece to the airy wreath of vines and greenery that surrounds them, to the stippled ivy border inset with cartouches which depict cottages.  This dates to the 1840's and was made by Joseph Clementson of the Phoenix Works at Shelton, Stoke-On-trent, Staffordshire.  

Joseph Clementson was an early advocate for the amalgamation of the five towns which make up Stoke On Trent.  The federation of Stoke On Trent  came to fruition in the 1910 amalgamation of the six Staffordshire Potteries towns of Burslem, Tunstall, Stoke-upon-Trent, Hanley, Fenton and Longton into the single county borough of Stoke-on-Trent

Joseph Clementson was born at Carrigill, Cumberland on 15 July 1794.  At the age of 17 he began working in the Potteries and by 1820 was apprenticing at J. & W. Ridgway.  Sometime around 1832 he started his own business at the Phoenix Works, Shelton, in partnership with Jonah Read who he remained in business with until 1839.  JC continued on his own, enlarging the works in 1845 and then buying the Bell Works in 1856.   He retired from business in 1867 and left it to his four sons and his son-in-law, Edward Baxter, a minister who had married his youngest daughter Lucy.  They continued the business under the name Clementson Bros.

Marked as shown (The back is interesting itself)  It reads:

 ENTERED DECEMBER 2ND 1842. ACCORDING TO ACT OF PARLIAMENT over the diamond registration mark.  The lion, crown and unicorn stamp below reads: RUSTIC SCENERY GRANITE OPAQUE PEARL J. CLEMENTSON

Condition: no chips or cracks. some mild crazing 

Measures 10”

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