Transferware toy plates were at times carefully decorated as reduced replicas of adult pat...
Transferware toy plates were at times carefully decorated as reduced replicas of adult patterns. Other examples appear to have made use of perhaps not scraps, but of segments of the printed tissues designed for regular tableware patterns. In this case, the toy dinner plate has received a single blossom from the more elaborate floral border of the well-known Rogers "Zebra' pattern. What started as a border detail has become a dramatic "sheet" pattern with a central peony(?) surrounded by stalks and foliage that extend to the plate edge. The result is an oversized scale of decoration, relative to the plate size, that we would never see in an adult pattern of the period.
Since we have only one example of the dinner set to observe, we do not know if every plate received the same image or if perhaps each sported a different floral component.
|Dimensions:||Diameter 4 in.|
|Condition:||Fine, slight glaze flake at edge of rim app. 1/16 in.
A.W. Coysh, Blue and White Transfer Ware, 1780-1840, pays great respect to the Rogers fami...
A.W. Coysh, Blue and White Transfer Ware, 1780-1840, pays great respect to the Rogers family of potters noting two partnerships; John and George Rogers, Dale Hall, Longport, 1784 to 1814, succeeded by John Rogers & Son through 1836. The rich blue printing of this toy example bears witness to the pottery's reputation.