17" Purple Transferware Platter Tab Handled Rural Scenes Girl Bee Skep RARE
Brand Royal Staffordshire
PURPLE TRANSFER WARE 17" TAB HANDLED UNDERPLATE / 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 This piece was originally made to go underneath a large soup tureen but it is beautiful on its own!
This platter depicts a farm with cattle grazing in the yard, pigs in the foreground and a boy feeding chickens. There is a huge thatched English birdhouse to the left and a covered barn with hay in the back, closer to the house. 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: 17" 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.