G J & Sons Botanical Brown Transferware Hexagon Plate Aesthetic Bees & Yellow Daisies C 1884
Brand George Jones & Sons
George Jones and Sons
Perfect decor for a gardener, bee lover or botany enthusiast. Absolutely charming antique plate by George Jones & Sons Crescent Pottery, Stoke on Trent ! This plate depicts bundles of wild growing daisies with bees buzzing above. It features hand painted shades of yellow, white and green. The plate has a thin gilded border.
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.
Measures 7 3/4"
Marked: Impressed with the Crescent mark used by George Jones / Crescent Potteries 1874-1924 and features one of the earliest recorded registration numbers for the first year they were assigned in 1884
Condition: There is a little crazing throughout, some minor scratching and wear to the gilded rim.
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*last photo - an advert for George Jones & Sons which appeared in The Pottery Gazette, Feb. 2, 1880