1880 PB&S Powell Bishop Stonier Aesthetic Platter of Temple Bar London
Oriental Ivory Pattern Powell, Bishop & Stonier, Hanley, Staffordshire circa 1880
A beautiful transferware platter with an early historic London Scene. The size is 11.75 x 9.5 inches and the colour is clean and beautiful. See photos. Made of Ivory colored ironstone and bearing their signature black "Oriental Ivory" mark.
Note, as per wiki:
"Temple Bar was the principal ceremonial entrance to the City of London on its western side from the City of Westminster. In the middle ages, London expanded city jurisdiction beyond its walls to gates, called ‘bars’, which were erected across thoroughfares. The term 'Temple Bar' strictly refers to a notional bar or barrier across the route, but it is also commonly used to refer to the 17th-century ornamental Baroque arched gateway designed by Christopher Wren, which spanned the road until its removal in 1878. A memorial pedestal topped by a dragon symbol of London, and containing an image of Queen Victoria, was erected to mark the bar's location in 1880. Wren's arch was preserved and was re-erected in 2004 in the City, in Paternoster Square next to St Paul's Cathedral."
Condition is clean and bright, very little wear marks, no cracks, chips or repairs. Heavy and clean and creamy Victorian era ironstone.
Size: 11.75 x 9.5 inches
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