F and R Pratt Type Colour Transfer Print of Fruit Dessert Plate c 1860
A colour transfer printed dessert plate with the F and R Pratt type decoration with a central image of fruit, plums and grapes. The plate has a turquoise ground border with gilded decoration. The back is marked in iron red enamel with the pattern number 773. There are no other makers marks.
This is lovely example of a mid 19th century dessert plate that dates from around 1850, Queen Victoria was on the throne when this plate was made.. It has a scalloped and ribbed rim and is made of ironstone. The maker of this plate is currently unknown however, this pattern is similar to the work of Felix and Richard Pratt, Fenton Potteries, High Street East, Fenton, Stoke on Trent Staffordshire, and also that of William Smith and Co of the Stafford Pottery, Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham, England.
This lovely plate stands 1 1/4 inches (3.2 cm) high, 8 7/8 inches ( 22.6 cm) diameter and it weighs 519g unpacked.
It is in good antique condition with no chips cracks nor restoration, there is a little wear to the turquioise enamel on the rim and signs on the back from a metal plate hanger. Suitable for display.This is a great piece to add to any collection of transfer ware, Pratt type decoration or antique dessert plates of the Victorian period.