Rectangle Black Transferware Platter Biarritz Platter Tray Mother Children Dog Woodcutter Gardening


Brand AJ Wilkinson


Royal Staffordshire Rural Scenes by A. J. Wilkinson Ltd. of Great Britain Regd. No. 784849 Circa 1933-34

For consideration is this scenic platter/tray in one of the most beautiful pastoral patterns found on transferware. It depicts two men in a wooded area chopping down trees. A mother and her children sit atop a huge log already fallen. A small boy has one leg up over the log as he tried climb atop. To the right, a woman balance upon her head a bundle of small twigs tied together. To the left is a small dog sniffing from a ewer and basket. In the background a horse drawn cart is preparing to pull an alrelady loaded log from the forest. The border in this pattern is one of may favorites, combining a unique blend of lattice and ivy framing insets of farm implements...rake-hoe-shovel and a beeskeep. Each piece in this series has a different design so check my other listings as I've got more in this pattern.

Known both as Rural Scenes by Royal Staffordshire Dinnerware by Clarice Cliff and Pastoral Davenport by A J Wilkinson

Condition: No chips or cracks, some crazing is present, commensurate with age

Measures: 10.5" x 8.25"

The plate is marked and stamped on the back as follows: Rural Scenes Royal Staffordshire Pottery England A. J. Wilkinson Ltd The Biarritz Royal Staffordshire great Britain Regd. No 784849