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Rare Antique English Grey / Black Transferware Charger / Plate Pastoral Grazing Sheep Scrolls Castle

$99.99

Brand George Jones & Sons

This beautiful plate dates to sometime between 1891-1920. It is marked Pastoral on the back and was made by George Jones. The pretty plate depicts sheep grazing and a family in the background having a picnic. In the distance, far above is a castle overlooking the valley. The border has four cartouche's, containing two different sheep scenes, scrollwork and flowers. Absolutely gorgeous!

The company began operation in c.1864 at Stoke Upon Trent at the Trent Potteries Works as George Jones and in 1873 became George Jones & Sons Ltd. They produced gorgeous majolica and earthen wares.
In 1907 the works was renamed Crescent Potteries.
George Jones died in 1893.

No chips or cracks.

Measures appx 10.25"

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