Charles Meigh Poppy Pattern Ironstone Plate Antique Victorian c 1851 - 61 9 inch
A Charles Meigh antique ironstone dessert plate dating from around 1851 - the early Victorian period of the 19th century. The 9 inches diameter plate is transfer printed and hand coloured with bright enamels. It has opulent gilding adding to the highly decorative effect.
This very decorative and collectable item of antique ironstone pottery was made by Charles Meigh and Son of Old Hall Pottery, Hanley, Staffordshire, England. They operated from 1851 until 1861.
The plate bears both impressed and printed marks, including the impressed "Improved Stone China" mark that help to date the plate to 1851 - 1861. It also has the name of the pattern, Poppy in a rococo scroll cartouche with C.M.&S. beneath.
The plate weighs 470 g and is in good condition with just a very minor amount of rubbing to the enamels and a firing tear to the back of the footrim from manufacture. A lovely item of Victorian ironstone pottery to add to any collection.