Circa 1880 Victorian Aesthetic Movement Brown Transferware Platter Oriental Blossoms Bridge Sailboat


Brand Hollinshead & Kirkham



Made in the Staffordshire Region of England
c. 1880

This large Victorian platter is transfer printed in milk chocolate brown. The printed transfer features oriental blossoms scattered around the borders with two insets, one with a sailboat and one an arched bridge. The platter is attributed to Hollinshead and Kirkham, Earthenware manufacturers, originally at Burslem and then in c1876 they took over the Woodland Pottery, Woodland Street, Tunstall.
In c. 1890 they took over the Unicorn Pottery, Amicable Street, Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent - from Wedgwood & Co.

The factory was purchased by Johnson Bros (Hanley) Ltd in 1956

The famous Clarice Cliff was a lithographer at Hollinshead & Kirkham for 3 years, she attended evening classes in Tunstall and at the age of 17 went to work for A. J. Wilkinson.

The platter has no chips or cracks but there is surface scratching and a tiny fleabite at the outer rim...doesn't show when displaying but you can feel it.
Measures: 16.5" long x 12.5 " wide