Brown English Transferware Tonquin Roses Swans Cottage Royal Staffordshire


Brand Alfred Meakin


Brown Transferware

Extra Large Saucer (for joke cup)

Staffordshire Alfred Meakin Tonquin

For consideration is this lovely, vintage oversized joke cup (not included) saucer depicting a Colonial home near a lake with sailboats, a waterfall and bridge, swans below the waterfall and mountains in the background. There is a Romantic era urn filled with flowers in the foreground. 
Joke cups are very hard to come by as they are so overszied. I am not sure when the term joke came into being for them but for decades these large pieces have been referred to as such. They are very collectible in and of themselves. 

Saucer measures 8 5/8" 
Condition: Excellent, no chips or cracks, little crazing