Antique English Victorian Transferware Aesthetic Movement Dessert 13 pc Set Platter Plates Tea Cups & Saucers


Brand G L Ashworth & Brothers

William Alsager Adderley (W.A.A.), England, circa 1885.  The hand tinted transferware pattern is called "Alton" and bears the 1884 English china registration number "Rd. No. 153", the "W.A.A." mark used from 1876 to 1885 and some pieces are incised, on the bottom, "85"

This is such a darling antique set that I couldn't bare to break it up and sell the pieces individually.  It consists of 13 pieces; a serving plate/platter, 4 teacups, 4 saucers and 4 cake / pie plates.  This would be lovely to share coffee and dessert with a few friends or another couple.  Each piece is decorated with transfer patterns and flowers which have been painted in red, blue, green and yellow.  Within the flowers are inset, or cartouche, scenes from boats, to botanicals, birds and pastoral scenery.  What is so unique is that each piece in the set has unique scenes...some have a butterfly, boat, birds, some might have a cottage, a sail boat, etc.  That's partially what makes it such a fun set and because of the colors it looks good with virtually any other dishes.  In the tablesetting shown, I used the plates as salad plates and paired the with Bavarian luncheon plates trimmed in burgungy and gold and layered them over Majolica cabbage leaf chargers.  


4 Plates

4 Saucers

4 Teacups

Tab Handled Serving Plate 

Condition: No chips or cracks, some crazing and a few glaze pops

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