Antique 19C Aesthetic Movement Victorian Flow Blue Transferware Plate Branches & Flowers Westhead & Moore Circa 1868-88
For consideration is this stunning example of Staffordshire made exclusively for the American market and imported directly by Bailey Banks & Briddle of Philadelphia. This antique Staffordshire plate by Brown Westhead and Moore dates to the 1880's and is equally a nice example of the types of transferware made during the Aesthetic Movement (link below). It features a softly scalloped edge with an intricate border of symmetrical branches adorned with graceful flowing flowers and a bouquet in the center. Very striking!
Brown Westhead Moore were manufacturers of high-grade earthenwares and porcelain at Cauldon Place, Hanley (Shelton area), Stoke-on-Trent. Circa 1864-1904.
Bailey & Kitchen, as it was originally known, was founded in Philadelphia in 1832. It become Bailey & Co. in 1841, and Bailey Banks & Biddle in 1878. At the turn of the century, Bailey Banks & Biddle was commissioned by the U.S. Government to update the Great Seal of the United States; its design today remains the official version of the seal. The company also designed and made many of the military medals that are still used today, including the Medal of Honor, the Silver Star, the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart.
Measures: 8 3/4"
Registration #64182 dates to 1868-88
Markings: Impressed, hand numbered and stamped
Condition: Lovely with no chips or cracks, little crazing, only some wear to the gold rim that once outlined the outer edge of the plate.
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