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Lot 382: 1868, Historical Staffordshire Mulberry Transferware, Gem Pattern by Hammersley
October 29, 2016
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USALive Auction
Glass and Porcelain
1868 Historical Staffordshire Mulberry Plate with Heraldic American Eagle with a Banner Reading "E Pluribus Unum"
1868, Historical Staffordshire Mulberry Transferware, Historical Staffordshire - Anglo-American Ironstone Plate, in the "Gem" Pattern by R. Hammersley, Choice Very Fine.
This impressive Plate measures 7.75" in diameter and carries the "R. Hammersley" mark on its back, along with an English Registry mark which identifies the date of manufacture as April 23, 1868. This beautiful Plate feature central images of a spread wing, Federal type Heraldic American Eagle perched on a Federal Shield with a banner beneath that reads, "E Pluribus Unum". This pattern also features a fairly wide, aesthetic design, geometric border being the Mulberry Transferware pattern Ironstone, produced by for the American Market.
This beautiful Mulberry Transfer Decorated, Staffordshire Ironstone Plate is in very nice condition. There are no chips, cracks, repairs or physical damage of any kind. The transfer decoration is dark, bold and beautiful while the pottery ground has some expected very light tone. Overall, this is a well preserved example of this outstanding Historical Staffordshire.