The "Scottish Minstrel" pattern combines brown and yellow transfer with an additional yell...
The "Scottish Minstrel" pattern combines brown and yellow transfer with an additional yellow wash highlighting the scenic elements. The scene features a rustic couple standing in a garden outside an Italianate villa. A river runs through the background creating a sense of distance with mountains and additional structures.
The border pattern is built around a delicate yellow printed ground pattern framed with brown transfer -- a cell pattern at the outer edge and a pattern of c-scrolls and medallions around the inner edge. Brown transfer floral sprigs are cradled in each of the c-scrolls surrounding the scenic views on both saucer and cup.
|Dimensions:||Saucer diameter 5 3/4 in.; Cup diameter 3 7/8 in., height 2 1/8 in.|
We have tried, but cannot find a particularly Scottish element in this pattern. Could it c...
We have tried, but cannot find a particularly Scottish element in this pattern. Could it could refer to some wildly popular theatrical piece of the day -- now largely forgotten? Then again, some yet unknown Staffordshire potter might have been simply trying to profit from the popularity of Sir Walter Scott at the time--a sort of indirect celebrity endorsement.