RARE Antique Bi Color Purple & Blue Transferware Staffordshire Thanksgiving Turkey Plate Royal Cauldon
Brand Royal Cauldon
Here's a very rare two color transferware plate for your Thanksgiving decor or feast...and a feast for the eyes of any serious transferware collector, too.
After 1828, technology allowed potters to produce two and three color transfer wares. This is probably one of the earliest examples of turkey transferware (sometime after 1863). This beautiful plate features two colors, purple / lavender and blue. It depicts a stunning wild turkey with a border of foliage around it. It was made by Royal Cauldon of England somewhere between the mid 1860s and 1900.
It's in wonderful condition, having a little surface wear, though not much, and only some light crazing. There are no chips or cracks on this 100+ year old beauty.
Measures: appx 10 1/8"
See my blog posts to learn more about English Transferware. I was featured (and this platter to!) in the Nov 2011 issue of Romantic Homes magazine where I discussed turkey themed transferware:
ITo learn more about English transferware and see it in many practical and decorative uses please visit me at one of the places below:
See and learn a little about how I began selling English transferware in this documentary short: