$295.00 Sale Pending
Hard to Find AESTHETIC MOVEMENT TUREEN WITH LID, DEVONSHIRE Pattern, c.1884. DEVONSHIRE has an Anglo-Japanese deep brown transfer pattern with birds and daisies and is a multi-motif pattern. The tureen is in remarkable excellent condition and pristinely clean. The length is 12" (over handles). The width is 8.5" and the height is 7".
The external surfaces are decorated with several cartouches displaying various birds and flowers. The background has tiney flowers and sprays of larger daisies.
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 21. The trademark quiver and bow are also printed. The pattern was first introduced in 1884. The condition is excellent. 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 tureen and lid is part of a suite of serving pieces being listed separately. This includes two platters and a 10” plate in excellent condition.