Staffordshire Platter, Edward Challinor c1840
From the Edward Challinor Potters in the Staffordshire region of England, this Lozere transferware platter dates to c1840. It would be difficult to find a finer, more appealing example of their work. A sizeable tray for your dining table, it measures 15 1/2"L X 11 5/8"W and stands 1 5/8". The transfer shows ladies in period costume standing under a parasol. Close by, three stone cherubs hold up a planter. Formal gardens, stonework and water with a small, private bridge are set around a Great House.
Signed on bottom with embossed 14 for the maker, and a blue symbol for the artist. A substantial piece, it weighs about 5 pounds unpacked. Very useful and it displays beautifully. Only the most minor signs of age and wear ~ no cracks, chips, flakes or hairlines. Pure original color. A few meager patches of mild discolor to the bottom where it is not visible, and anticipated wear to bottom rim from normal use. Some pitting to the very bottom made in the manufacture.