16" Antique English Victorian Song Birds & Apple Blossoms Black Transferware Platter Aesthetic Movement P B & S
Brand Powell & Bishop
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Antique English Aesthetic Movement Large Serving Platter
Circa 1880 P B S Oriental Ivory Song Birds
This extra large platter is simply stunning. It's been on display in my kitchen for the past 3 or so years and I finally found one that is green which will better match my decor. It is so sweet. Made by Powell, Bishop and Stonier encompassing budding and blooming Apple blossoms, song birds perched on the branches and dragonflies fluttering in the air.
Breathtaking piece for your collection!
Livesey, Powell & Co began in Hanley, Staffordshire at the Old Hall Lane and went under this name from 1851 - 1866. They produced a wide range of earthenware, ironstone and china and were one of the earliest manufacturers of the ever popular Asiatic Pheasants pattern (still produced today). One of the founders, Livesay, retired in 1866 and the L. P. & Co was succeeded by Powell & Bishop. In 1878 they were joined by John Stonier, a glass and ceramics merchant in Liverpool and thus became Powell, Bishop & Stonier. Over one million unique items were exported into New York by P. B. & S. in 1851 alone! The company became Bishop and Stonier in 1891 and continued production until 1939.
“Hope” is the thing with feathers —
That perches in the soul —
And sings the tune without the words —
And never stops — at all —
And sweetest — in the Gale — is heard —
And sore must be the storm —
That could abash the little Bird
That kept so many warm —
I've heard it in the chillest land —
And on the strangest Sea —
Yet, never, in Extremity,
It asked a crumb — of Me.
Measures: 16" x 12 3/4"
Condition: Wonderful for age...minor crazing graces this piece. A few glaze pops here and there. The brown spot in photo 4 on the lower right side of the platter is a smudge that I noticed afterwards. It has been wiped off!
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