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RIDGWAY Aesthetic Polychrome Transferware Platter 14” Platter w. Birds Flora, DEVONSHIRE
VICTORIAN AESTHETIC MOVEMENT PLATTER, DEVONSHIRE Pattern, c.1884. DEVONSHIRE has an Anglo-Japanese deep brown transfer pattern with birds and daisies and is a multi-motif pattern. The platter is an unusual elongated octagonal shape. The center cartouches display ducklings in one and mushrooms in another.
The platter measures 14 ½ inches X 10 inches. The marks on the bottom of the plate include the stamping of RIDGWAYS and DEVONSHIRE (the pattern name) as well as Rd. No. 2302 and a printed 688. The trademark quiver and bow are also printed. The pattern was first introduced in 1884. The condition is very very good with no cracks or chips and mild crazing and two minor edge roughnesses.. The design shows the Victorian love of nature and the exotic. The Japanesque and Aesthetic Movement influences include the asymmetric design, the decorative geometric border of sunflower motifs as well as central bird motifs. The central cartouches include a tall cartouche with an Aesthetic jardinière and flowers and two roundels, one with a crested heron and the other with a branch of plum blossom. The inner background consists of an overall pattern of tiny repeated floral design. The outer border consists of stylized, geometricized flowers and leaves. This platter is part of a suite of serving pieces being listed separately. This includes an additional platter, a hard to find covered tureen in excellent condition, as well as a 10" plate.