1820's Elkin, Knight & Co. Blue & White Willow Transferware Platter
#AD247: English Staffordshire Willow Ashet, Meat Plate Dish or Platter
This beautiful Georgian era Blue & White Willow Ironstone pottery transfer platter measures 14 x 11.25 inches. It has a lovely large clear blue "Improved Stone China" backmark with that text present in a flowing ribbon banner. The mark also has a Royal crown and leaves or foliage in an armorial crest, all rendered in a deep flow blue. The piece also has the clear and deeply incised stamp of the Elkin, Knight & Co. of Fenton, Staffordshire. We find the graphic English pottery backmarks as intriguing and lovely as the actual wonderful pieces!
The Elkin, Knight & Co. were manufacturers of earthenware at the Foley Potteries area of , Fenton, Staffordshire, England from the years of 1822-1826, and in business for only 3 short years. This piece has a beautiful combed pottery back as seen in photos, and is well glazed, smooth and creamy in great condition.
It was found in Totnes, Devon, England. Click images to see condition in close up views. It has deep colour, no chips, cracks or repairs. There is very mild signs of use, and 3 triangular firing marks from the stilts used for stacking in the kiln, as seen in photos. We feel this adds to the charm and the historical character.
This is a well marked 1820's English platter, scarce, original, and made in Staffordshire. It has great early pottery works history. The Willow pattern is the most popular of all the Chinoiserie patterns and is still in production today. In America, the pattern is referred to as "Blue Willow." See other platters on our site. This is an original 1820's Georgian piece, which refers to the period when Kings George I, II, III, and IV were Kings of Britain, from 1714 to 1830. Early, scarce maker and beautiful.
Size: 14 x 11.5 inches
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