19th Century Botanical Aesthetic Transferware Navy / Dark Blue English Ironstone Transferware Platter Trailing Morning Glory Flow Blue China


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Antique 19th Century
Aesthetic Movement Serving Tray / Platter
Navy Flow Blue Morning Glory Ironstone Transferware Platter

For consideration is this aesthetic transferware platter depicting a vivd and crisply detailed image of climbing Morning Glory. Morning glory was first known in China for its medicinal uses, due to the laxative properties of its seeds, and was introduced to the Japanese in the 9th century where they cultivated it as an ornamental flower.
Ancient Mesoamerican civilizations used a morning glory species to convert the latex from the Castilla tree (elastica tree) and also the guayule plant to produce bouncing rubber balls. The sulfur in the morning glory's juice served to vulcanize the rubber, a process predating Charles Goodyear's discovery by at least 3,000 years!
Botanical prints were wonderful sources for English transferware and began showing up around 1825-30.

Measures: 12 1/2" x 10"

Condition: No cracks or chips. Some minor scuffing surface scratches can be seen when turned at an angle in light. There are a couple o fminor glaze pops in the clay...nothing significant and very normal for pottery of this age.

I love that it can be displayed vertically or horizontally.

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