William Brownfield Antique English Transferware Polychrome Plate Dog w/ Pheasant Hunt Scene Aesthetic Movement


Brand Brownfield & Sons

Circa 1871-1890
William Brownfield & Sons
Brown Transferware Polychrome Enameled Plate

This lis a stunning brown transfer ware plate that has been hand enamelled in vibrant colors of blue, ochre, green and rust.  It is trimmed with an inverted scalloped and gilded rim.  The scene is a classic hunt scene with a retriever holding a pheasant in its mouth.  The pattern is called The Chase.  Beautiful piece!

Measures 10" 

Condition: no chips or cracks

BROWNFlELD, William (1812-73), pottery manufacturer, Hanley, Staffordshire England.

William Brownfield was born in Hanley in February of 1812 to Ralph Brownfield, earthenware manufacturer and Sarah Nee Meigh. After working as a commercial traveller for his father's firm he joined the firm of Robinson and Wood.

He favoured Hanley's incorporation as a borough (Staffordshire towns) and in 1858 became Hanley's mayor in succession to John Ridgway (another very famous Staffordshire potter). He was a borough and county magistrate and later a deputy lieutenant. He was a director of the Staffordshire Potteries Waterworks Company and of the North Staffordshire Railway.

WB died in l873. A red marble obelisk in Hanley cemetery commemorates his life as a famous Staffordshire potter.

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