HUGE AESTHETIC JAPANESQUE TRANSFER PLATTER, FORMOSA PATTERN
The FORMOSA pattern is in the Japanese style popular in the Aesthetic Movement period. T. Furnival & Sons first introduced the FORMOSA pattern in 1879. The wide border of the platter includes scrollwork, cartouches and patterned segments in both Chinese and Japanese styles. The center of the platter has scattered motifs, such as birds, flowering cherry blossoms, bamboo, and an oriental fan, which contains a landscape vignette. The transfer is brown on an ivory background.
The marks include an impressed registry diamond and a printed "Furnival" dating the piece to 5 July 1879. The condition of the platter is excellent. It measures 19” x 16”.