RARE! George Jones English Victorian Brown Transferware Chickens Rooster Plate Aesthetic Movement Pastoral C 1874 Bird & Butterfly
Brand George Jones & Sons
George Jones and Sons
This stunningly gorgeous, and rare, plate would make an excellent addition to any transferware collection. Combining both the beauty of Romantic Staffordshire and the Aesthetic Movement, it depicts a chicken and her four baby chicks. A flowering branch of roses arches over the fence behind them. Overhead, a bird and butterfly are in flight above. Absolutely charming scenery! The plate has a thin aqua Robins Egg blue colored border. The plate is hand painted and has a plethora of small colorful touches such as pinks, greens, taupe, gold, brown, teal, sienna.
The company began operation in c.1864 at Stoke Upon Trent at the Trent Potteries Works as George Jones and in 1873 became George Jones & Sons Ltd. They produced gorgeous majolica and earthen wares.
In 1907 the works was renamed Crescent Potteries.
George Jones died in 1893.
Marked: Hand numbered with pattern and Impressed with the G over J mark used by George Jones / Crescent Potteries 1874-1924
Condition: There is fine crazing throughout
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*last photo - an advert for George Jones & Sons which appeared in The Pottery Gazette, Feb. 2, 1880