Antique Staffordshire Plate 19th Century Red Transferware Plate Sicilian Gondola Lace & Floral Border


Brand Wood & Sons

For consideration is this early red / pink Staffordshire plate unattributed to a particular maker (though it has been thought to be Minton) in the European Scenery series named Sicilian, produced between 1815-1835.  Each piece in the series features a different Lake District scene particularly that of lush and ornately detailed gardens.  This one overlooks the lake from the garden and a Gondola is seen on the waters.  The plate is gently scalloped with a row of tiny circles around the rim. The border looks like swags of lace gathered with small rosettes holding it place and this surrounds a wreath of Morning Glories and Dahlias.  It is simple and elaborate at the same time, an absolutely beautiful border.

Measures:  7 1/8"

Condition: There are no chips or cracks.  There are some small pops in the glaze and minor surface scratching.  

Marked as shown:  within a floral and scrolled cartouche: Sicilian