Lavender Purple Antique Stone China English Transferware Plate Jenny Lind
RARE & Hard to find!
Circa 1835-61 Improved Stone China
Charles Meigh & Sons
For consideration I am offering this beautifully colored lavender / purple transfer ware plate in the pattern 'Jenny Lind' by Charles Meigh & Sons of Staffordshire England. The plate is octagon shaped. The scene depicts a group of people in an Alpine setting all dressed in period clothing seen viewing the distant castle through a telescope.
The transfer has been hand painted with accents in green and blue.
Truly a wonderful and rare find for your collection!
C M & S is Charles Meigh and Son. In 1835 Charles Meigh became the successor to his father Job Meigh, also a prominent Staffordshire potter. He manufactured earthenware at the Old Hall Pottery in Hanley and traded under the name or initials Charles Meigh & Son or C M & S from 1851-1861. This pattern was also produced later by Royal Staffordshire / A J Wilkinson up until the 1940's.
Condition: There is minor crazing. No chips, no cracks or stains.
Johanna Maria Lind better known as Jenny Lind, was a Swedish-born opera singer, often known as the "Swedish Nightingale". She is known for her performances in soprano roles in Sweden and Europe, as well as for an extraordinarily popular tour of America beginning in 1850 promoted by P T Bailey (Barnum & bailey), and for her philanthropic work. Her fame garnered many commemorative items of which many still are produced and named after her today.