William Brownfield Sylvan Wildlife in the Alps Blue and White China Antique English Transferware Plate Aesthetic Movement
Brand Brownfield & Sons
William Brownfield & Sons
Blue Transferware Plate
Wildlife in the Alps
Here is a gorgeous plate from the Sylvan series depicting wildlife in the Alps. Beautiful piece!
Measures 9 1/2"
Condition: No chips or cracks. Crazing is present.
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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