16" Purple Transferware Platter Rural Scenes Girl Gathering Water from a Stream Bee Skep
Brand Royal Staffordshire
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PURPLE TRANSFER WARE 16" PLATTER
Royal Staffordshire Clarice Cliff
Here is one of my favorite patterns ever...Rural Scenes or Pastoral Davenport by Royal Staffordshire. This is one of the larger and more difficult to find patterns.
This platter depicts a rural English village with thatched roof cottages and a small stream running through it. A mother and daughter are coming out of one cottage with egg gathering baskets while another woman is getting water from the stream. The border is a stunning blend of berries intertwined amongst greenery and 4 insets of farming tools....very unique and different from most borders which consist of florals or geometric designs. This is one of the most beautiful scenes on transferware ever!
Measures: 16 1/4" x 12 7/8"
Condition: No chips or cracks, some crazing which is commensurate to age, and some minor browning on the back of the platter.