Purple Transferware Small Oval Tray Platter Rural Scenes Girl Bee Skep RARE
Brand Royal Staffordshire
PURPLE TRANSFER WARE OVAL TRAY / RELISH DISH
Royal Staffordshire Clarice Cliff
Here is one of my favorite patterns ever...Rural Scenes or Pastoral Davenport by Royal Staffordshire. This is one of the more difficult to find patterns and pieces.
This small platter depicts a farm with cattle grazing in the yard, pigs in the foreground and a boy feeding chickens. There is a huge thatched English birdhouse to the left and a covered barn with hay in the back, closer to the house. The border is a stunning blend of berries intertwined amongst greenery and 4 insets of farming tools....very unique and different from most borders which consist of florals or geometric designs. This is one of the most beautiful scenes on transferware ever!
Measures: 8 1/2" x 5 1/4"
Condition: No chips or cracks, some crazing which is commensurate to age