Up for bid is this large and beautiful ironstone transferware 13" platter in the Florilla pattern by Edward Challinor of Fenton, Staffordshire, England. This dates this platter to the 1840s-60s. The pretty chinoiserie transfer design in delicate lavender tones is embellished by a hand-painted technique referred to as clobbering. The enameled colors include blue, yellow, green, and magenta. The pattern is an Asian theme with pagoda, birds, fronds and flowers. The platter measures 13 1/4 by 10 1/4 inches and is in excellent condition. Only a couple of spots of light crazing is evident, otherwise this platter is in near mint condition. The colors are vivid and clear, and the glaze retains a high gloss finish. Marked "Florilla, E C" on the back. Stickers on back also provide provenance for this platter. The stickesrs read "From Ken's mother on his 50th birthday, 4/7/81. Belonged to Ken's Great Grandmother Catherine Wagner, (1861 - 1943)". This is a Hard to Find transferware pattern and even harder to find in this condition. Great addition to any collection.
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