HUGE Minton Blue Transferware 15” Charger Platter Victorian Children Playing
Circa 1891-1901 Minton Staffordshire
15” ROUND BLUE TRANSFER WARE PLATTER
For consideration is this hard to find, very lovely chop plate / platter by Minton’s of Stoke Upon Trent England. It depicts an idyllic Victorian childhood scene with several children and a dog playing near a huge tree. It is decorated with an elaborate floral border.
Thomas Minton moved to Stoke in 1793 and opened his newly built factory in 1796 becoming Spode’s nearest rival.
He began making blue printed wares and made Minton ware famous - a cream-coloured and blue-printed earthenware majolica, bone china, and Parian porcelain; his factory was outstanding in the Victorian period for its "art" porcelains. He was one of the earliest to copy the Chinese wares and this popularized the Willow pattern, which has been the best selling pattern of all time being continuously manufactured by numerous potters for over 225 years.
The Minton factory was the most popular supply source in the 19th century of dinnerware made to order for embassies and for heads of state. The Minton name continues to the present day as part of the Waterford, Wedgwood and Royal Doulton Group.
This would be beautiful hanging in the wall or as a cake plate for large cakes.
Condition: No chips, cracks. Some crazing and light browning is present
*To give an idea of how large this is I’ve placed a 10” dinner sized plate on top.
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