Square Black Transfer printed Creamware Plate Aldworth Surrey Home of Tennyson Scrolled Relief Border
Brand Royal Cauldon
Staffordshire Black Transfer Ware / Creamware Plate
If you are a collector of transferware, here is a real treat...an 8.5" square shaped antique plate from a rare series featuring dogs by Royal Cauldon. This plate looks a lot like creamware with an all over relief/embossed design done with much intricacy and detail. The plate depicts Aldworth Surrey, home of Tennyson. Aldworth House, on the top of the Blackdown Hills in Surrey, was built for Tennyson to the designs of his friend J. T. Knowles as a summer retreat from the vacation crowds near his long-time home Farringford, on the Isle of Wight. Some of the elaborate exterior stonework and interior woodwork reflects Tennyson's description of Arthur's Camelot in Idylls of the King.
It is framed by the embossed floral scrolled border that really makes it stand out. STUNNING.
The plate is in great condition for its age, very fine allover crazing and some light darkening of the glaze as shown in pics. It has a gorgeous patina.
I currently have other plates available in this series with different poets homes.