William Brownfield Sylvan Wildlife in the Alps Blue and White China Antique English Transferware Plate Aesthetic Movement


Brand Brownfield & Sons

Circa 1871-1890
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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