1850's Shaw's Opaque China-Blue Willow Pearlware Transferware Platter

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c 1850's Rare A. Shaw Staffordshire Transfer Platter, Meat Dish, Ashet, Game Plate-early comb back, see photos.


....Just a lovely old early Willow Ironstone transfer Pearlware platter measuring 14 x 10.25 inches with a wonderful and graphic "Shaw's Opaque China " royal crown backmark. 

Shaw Pottery works:  Anthony Shaw 1828-1900, is first found as an an Earthenware manufacturer at Tunstall, one of the Six Towns of Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire from 1851-1856. He then moved to Burslem from 1857-1900 in Stoke-on-Trent, England. He is noted for his original and immensely popular "Tea Leaf” design, which he registered in 1856. In the 1861 England census, he can be found as an “Earthenware Manufacturer employing 290 hands.”

This is a a rare and well marked 1850's Staffordshire pottery factory marked piece with good pottery history. It was found in Totnes, Devon, England. 

Condition: It is very clean, with no chips, cracks or repairs, beautiful condition for its almost 200 years. There are early transfer imperfections and stray blue pearlware colour on reverse, as we see in most early pottery, done in the firing and manufacturing process. see pics.

Condition Note: There are some faint discolouration "spots" as seen in photos. It has a wonderful combed back, see pics. All this adds to the uniqueness and historical character of the piece, and to the charm.

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Size: 14 x 10.25 inches
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