|Aesthetic Period Transferware|
For this dinner plate, W.H. Grindley and Co. offsets a creamy white ironstone body wi...
For this dinner plate, W.H. Grindley and Co. offsets a creamy white ironstone body with an airy Japanesque arrangement in their "Malta" pattern. The border provides the primary decoration, covering the flange with a design of prunus branches dipping over a fan and teardrop edging into the well of the plate. What first appears to be trellis, however, is actually a patchwork of triangular grounds filled with three different diaper patterns. A second heavier border wraps the edge of this piece, creating a woven pattern. The simple circular center motif is a combination of elements from the border.
|Dimensions:||Diameter 10 in.|
In this late nineteenth century pattern, W.H. Grindley & Co. offered a sensible middle...
In this late nineteenth century pattern, W.H. Grindley & Co. offered a sensible middle class product by pairing popular aesthetic design with a durable, commercial ironstone body. One has to admire plain, simple survivors like this. They speak more of common people and everyday life: meals taken in country kitchens or on long sawhorse tables in summer sunshine or the somewhat seedy tables d'hote of the urban settings depicted by writers like William Dean Howells.