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Pair of Antique Black Transferware Plates Embossed & Gilded Gilt Acanthus Leaf Border 2 Pastoral and Mountain Scenes

$79.99

Brand George Jones & Sons

Staffordshire Black Transfer Ware Plate

George Jones and Sons

Rhapsody

Circa 1891-1920

This complementary pair of gorgeous plates are by George Jones of Crescent Pottery.  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.

 The plates each have a different scene in black transfer.  One depicts travelers making their way along a winding rock path/bridge that follows mountains nestled along either side of an alpine village.  The other plate depicts workers gathering hay in a field and two women with a dog in the foreground, each carrying a sheath of wheat.

The plates have an embossed border of urns and medallions with a rich, gilt acanthus leaf trim.

 Absolutely gorgeous detail! Some of the prettiest plates I've seen.

Measures 9 1/4" 

Condition: There is a little typical crazing present. No chips or cracks.

To learn more about English transferware and to see a similar pattern in a tablescape (I used this pattern for an Irish table setting) please visit my blog and this post:

http://nancysdailydish.blogspot.com/2012/03/st-patricks-day-tablescape.html

To learn more about English transferware and see it in many practical and decorative uses please visit me at one of the places below:

BLOG: www.nancysdailydish.blogspot.com
PINTEREST: www.pinterest.com/transferware
FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/pages/English-Transferware/277105748523
TWITTER: www.twitter.com/transferware

Watch this documentary short to learn a little about how I began selling transferware.  I was chosen out of over 1 million Etsy sellers to be featured in this:

http://www.etsy.com/blog/en/2012/collecting-english-transferware-one-womans-story/

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