Best Aesthetic Plate ~ Mother Hubbard 1885
AESTHETIC BROWN TRANSFERWARE PLATE
MOTHER HUBBARD ~ GIRL BLOWING BUBBLES
Old Hall Pottery
Hanley, Staffordshire England c. 1885
This large earthenware Aesthetic Movement plate measures 10 ½” in diameter, transfer printed in brown with amazing under glaze hand painting in blue, green, pink and yellow with a gilt rim.
The pattern features 5 panels around the rim with magnificent blazing sun and quarter moons on urns with blueberries cascading above a swirling geometric background. A central cartouche has a young girl in period dress blowing bubbles, with a well in behind her, all surrounded an oversized exotic leafy Blueberries. The design may be attributed to Christopher Dresser, who worked for the maker, Old Hall pottery, during the 1880’s, the period in which the plate was produced .
Never Used. Condition is great, clean and bright. No chips, no cracks, no hairlines, no utensil marks and no repairs.
19th Century, Victorian (1837 to 1901)