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MINTON Aesthetic Japanesque Transfer Plate, BOMBAY

MINTON Aesthetic Japanesque Transfer Plate, BOMBAY

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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Ceramics: English: Pottery: Pre 1900: Item # 785009

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AESTHETIC JAPANESQUE TRANSFERWARE PLATE BY MINTON, BOMBAY PATTERN, C. 1870s Here is a wonderful Aesthetic Movement black transferware design on white background made by Minton and named Bombay, a key Indian city, and yet the design is based solely on Japanese emblems, and no sign of anything pertaining to India! The design is layered, pattern upon pattern. The central motif has a round fan with leaping carp and 2 fans intertwined by ribbons and tassels, a folded fan against a background of pine branches cherry blossoms and flying birds.. Fans appear again in the wide border: in this case, there are semi circular fans with cherry blossoms and flying birds, repeated around the circle of the border that could be either Japanese or Chinese with its tightly worked design made up of diaper patterns, overlaid with more fan shaped cartouches, decorated with prunus blossom and birds It is quite possible that Christopher Dresser was the designer as the use of different Japanese motifs was part of his design vocabulary. Dresser was known to have an affiliation with Minton & Co. in the 1870s so he would have been involved at the time this design was produced. Very similar motifs and designs can be seen in 'Christopher Dresser' by Widar Halen and 'Christopher Dresser The People's Designer 1834-1904' by Harry Lyons. The plate is 10.25 inches in diameter. It is in excellent condition, with no chips, cracks, crazing.