Antique Blue Transferware Plate, Soft Paste, Mellor, Venables & Co., "Medici", Hand Coloring Polychrome


Offering a lovely Mellor, Venables & Co. "Medici" transferware plate in blue with hand coloring.

The pattern is 'Medici' and it displays a central motif typical of romantic Staffordshire patterns - a tranquil body of water across which we see a castle, two Grecian urns, one in the foreground with a frieze of robed figures, pillared balustrades, a statue, a few people, sheltering trees and lush foliage, and clouds. The border is decorated in intertwining scrolls, that are framed in 5 sections featuring covered urns.

Mellor, Venables & Company was in business in Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent for only 15 short years with much of their production imported to the US. The registration mark on the back of this plate tells us that this particular piece was made on July 7, 1847. I dont see much of this pattern in the Polychrome colors, usually you will find them in Flow Blue.

MEASURES: 8 5/8"

CONDITION: NO CHIPS, CRACKS, REPAIRS OR DAMAGE. Has very light Crazing, hard to see with the naked eye, more so on the backside then the front. Light wear from age with a few dimples from production on the face and roughness wear on the edges.

I like to be specific and tell you as much as I see and feel....All mentioned are minor and age appropriate issues. A Lovely Piece!!


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