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Set of 4 Antique Davenport British Scenery Lavender Transfer Dinner Plates 1856

  • $95.00


Fine antique Staffordshire transferware dinner plates in the "British Scenery" pattern by Davenport. The plates show a pastoral scene with a rider and sheep with a grapevine and wheat border. The plates are very well printed in an interesting color, which looks lavender or violet-gray or blue-gray or gray, depending on the light. Each piece bears both printed and impressed Davenport marks. The impressed anchor mark is dated "56" for 1856, the date of manufacture. British Scenery was a popular pattern with a long life, since Davenport printed it throughout most of the 19th century, then Booths picked up the pattern when Davenport closed in 1887 and printed it well into the 20th century. But the later examples do not come close to the quality of the early to mid 19th century wares.

The dinner plates are 10 3/8 inches wide. The set weighs about 5 lbs 8 oz (shipping weight 8 lbs).

Condition: Excellent to very good. No chips or cracks, and very little wear. Shiny glaze, though there is fine clear crazing of the glaze as you almost always find on antique earthenware. One or two plates have tiny fleabites/glaze frits on the edge of the rim, as shown, and one plate has darkened to a slightly darker cream color as shown. The usual stilt marks and occasional inclusion of early pottery production.

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Please note: I also have a matching set of soup plates. Please visit my store to see the other listings.


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