Antique Gathering Hay English Country Transferware Black Square Plate Embossed Floral Border


Brand George Jones & Sons

Staffordshire Black Transfer Ware Plate
George Jones and Sons
Circa 1921-33

This gorgeous plate depicts a pastoral scene of two women carrying sheaths of wheat overhead, a young boy and dog walking along a path overlooking the men working in the fields gathering hay below. There is a church in the distant background. The plate has a stunning embossed border or flowers, leaves and feathers which is painted with a black rim. Absolutely gorgeous detail! Some of the prettiest plates I've seen.  Perfect for any English or French Country decor!

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.

Measures 8.25" square with scalloped, tapered corners
Condition: There is a little typical crazing present. On the back, one corner is a little discolored and a small sliver of the plate was reglued. This doesn't show from the top/front at all.

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