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Rare Antique George Jones Blue Willow Chinoiserie English Toast Rack Breakfast Tray Plate Blue Transfer Ware
Brand George Jones & Sons
Antique Blue Chinoiserie Toast Rack & Breakfast Plate
I just love this piece. The Chinoiserie (French word for Chinese-esque) design mimics the classic Blue Willow pattern. This breakfast tray has a double slot toast rack integrated into the design with three raised portions on the plate which originally would have held a pepper pot, salt shaker or open salt and a small covered dish.
Truly an exquisite piece of antique English china by one of the worlds best known makers. Toast racks are hard to find, even harder with the plate attached!
Measures: 10" x 3" tall
Condition: Great! No chips, no cracks
Marked on back with an impressed GJ (initials of George Jones)
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.