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BLUE AND WHITE POTTERY LARGE PLATE - ELKIN, KNIGHT AND BRIDGWOOD FENTON
decorative quality, antique Staffordshire blue printed earthenware
plate with gadrooned edge from the Elkin, Knight and Bridgwood
partnership at Fenton 1827-40. The pattern is an attractive pastoral
and is named to the reverse in cartouche. A popular pattern name also
used by other manufacturers for quite different designs. Of particular
merit is the unusual extra backstamp "Lawrence Red Lion Hampton" which
refers to what was a prestigious hotel/inn in Hampton,
Middlesex. An unusual example and highly collectable as
personalized hand stamps of this type are fascinating, unusual and
Expert Hamilton Bear.
was the family name of former owner(s) or landlord and is
recorded in Victorian directories. The Red Lion Hotel street
scene circa 1900 can also be found on a popular Edwardian
picture postcard which is not too
difficult to find. As far as we can ascertain the Red Lion Hampton is
today no longer in business or trading under another name?
width 260 mm max. about 10.2 inches.
fully marked to base as illustrated.
a wonderful example.. Good clear pattern with no restoration. Typical
tiny stilt marks to front of plate left by kiln furniture removal and
presence of minor impurities from firing. Just one small flat chip near
edge to reverse at 7.00 o'clock which does not show from the front. You
are unlikely to fond a better display example.
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