Flow Navy Blue Enameled Clobbered Floral Antique Transferware Platter William Brownfield Savona


Brand Brownfield & Sons

Circa 1850-70

W. B. (William Brownfield) Savona

Enameled and Clobbered / Hand Painted Flow Navy Blue Large Platter

The dark, navy flow blue transfer combines plumes of scrolling vines and leaves and lush florals.  They are clobbered (painted) over the glaze with enamel in burgundy, magenta, lime green, yellow, turquoise and oranges.  

BROWNFlELD, William (1812-73), pottery manufacturer, Hanley, Staffordshire England.

William Brownfield was born in Hanley in February of 1812 to Ralph Brownfield, earthenware manufacturer and Sarah Nee Meigh. After working as a commercial traveller for his father's firm he joined the firm of Robinson and Wood.

He favoured Hanley's incorporation as a borough (Staffordshire towns) and in 1858 became Hanley's mayor in succession to John Ridgway (another very famous Staffordshire potter). He was a borough and county magistrate and later a deputy lieutenant. He was a director of the Staffordshire Potteries Waterworks Company and of the North Staffordshire Railway.

WB died in l873. A red marble obelisk in Hanley cemetery commemorates his life as a famous Staffordshire potter.

Measurements: 15 5/8" x 12 3/8" 

Condition:  Nice condition, no chips or cracks, some wear to the brown enamel around the rim and a few minor dings at the rim as well.  Some wear to the enamel as it is applied over the glaze.

Markings:  Stamped and hand numbered as shown