Antique Aesthetic Majolica Platter Bread Plate with an aqua fan background, it features a flying crane and pink cherry blossoms. Made by Wardle & Co. of Hanley, Staffordshire, England, the company produced majolica from 1871-1909. This Victorian era majolica piece exemplifies the Victorians love and interest in all things Oriental.
This design was originally called Bird and Fan, it was the most avidly collected of the company's designs. Pictured in Mariann Katz-Marks book "Majolica Pottery" - the edge is rimmed with a bamboo pattern. Such an unusual large piece of majolica for your collection! Impressed with a registry mark on the bottom. Age appropriate wear and condition - beautiful.