Aesthetic Brown Transferware Platter Insects FLowers circa 1878 T Elsmore


Brand Thomas Elsmore & Son

c 1878

Thomas Elsmore & Son

Tunstall Stoke-Upon-Trent

Staffordshire England

Huge Turkey Sized 17"


This piece beautifully displays the aesthetic movement of the late 1800's. A Japanese styled vase is filled with branches of berries and surrounded by tons of blooming flowers, fans and insects including a butterfly and dragonfly. The very outer rim is a tiny geometric border. The color is a creamy, milk chocolate brown.

Measures a large 17" x 12.5"

Condition: No chips or cracks. There are some surface scratches, visible in direct light. There are one or two minor rough spots around the back rim.

Marked as shown: T. Elsmore & Son Tunstall England

The registration mark dates to May 14, 1878

Thomas Elsmore was one of the manufacturers who used the word 'England' on his wares prior to 1891, when it became mandatory under the Mckinley Tariff Act.

I currently have three platters in this pattern of varied sizes, this being the largest.