1880's Enoch Wood & Sons "Georgian" Blue & White Wall Hanging Charger
Maker, Pottery: Enoch Wood & Son, Burslem
Pattern: Marked Georgian Pattern Platter Blue & White transfer Plate
A lovely large English 12.5 inch diameter pottery 19th c. wall plaque, charger or blue and white transferware platter with a romantic center vignetted figural scene of castles, archways and animals. This center scene is surrounded by lush and beautiful blue flowers with embellished scrolls and pineapples, which were the Georgian and Victorian era welcoming symbol for hospitality. Pineapple symbols were important in early architecture, often placed at the entrance as finials on gateposts to villages and estates throughout Europe, England and the Americas. Antique pineapple bedposts were a very popular motif in early antique furniture design.
The design is transfer printed in soft and dreamy pastel shades of Staffordshire blue and white. The footed rim on the reverse is pierced on both sides with holes for hanging wire, as it was made to display on the wall, see photos. It is a large shallow bowl, about 1 inch deep, and a stunning original piece of antique English pottery that was made to be displayed.
The clearly marked backstamp reads:
Wood & Sons
It has an oriental Chinoiserie pagoda or gazebo design. Burslem is one of 6 towns that came together to form the city of Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, England.
This piece is in excellent and stunning condition. Click images to see condition in close up views and click again to open full images on screen for scrolling to right. It should be noted that the word "England" in pottery backmarks denotes a date after 1891. This beautiful old Victorian charger does not have England denoted in the mark, thus it was made before 1891. It was found in Totnes, Devon, England.
Size: Large 12.5 inches in diameter, 1 inch deep
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