Pair of Antique Black Transferware Plates Embossed & Gilded Gilt Acanthus Leaf Border 2 Pastoral and Mountain Scenes
Brand George Jones & Sons
Staffordshire Black Transfer Ware Plate
George Jones and Sons
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.
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