circa 1835 Rare Yellow Two Color Transferware Plate Etruscan Festoon Ridgway
Brand Nancy's Daily Dish
After 1828, technology allowed potters to produce two and three color transfer wares. This truly stunning example dating to 1835, by Ridgway is a very highly sought after piece in the Etruscan Festoon pattern. Yellow is the very rarest color of transferware, and the intricacy in transfer placement on this piece is unsurpassed. The rim of the plate is scalloped, embossed at four places with flowers and highlighted with gold. There is an alternating pattern of light and dark flowers. The light bouquets are placed over a double scroll and interweave with the dark swags below. The dark flowers are placed over the open urn filled with dark flowers and joined to the other urns with swags of flowers. The outer edge is decorated with a band of rosettes. The central area, surrounded by both dark and light swags, is filled with a spray of roses. Truly an exquisite piece even for the most selective of collectors.
Condition: Minor rough spots and tiny nick around outer rim. Stilt marks, minor glaze pops (common during production of this time period), light discoloration to the back, crazing and a little gold loss to the decorated edge and raised floral motif'