Beautiful and romantic Antique Mulberry Lavender Purple Transferware Plate, made by T J & J Mayer between 1843-1855 in Longport near Burslem, England. Collectors refer to this as “mulberry,” the color is correctly known as purple or lavender purple. The inks used to produce this hue do not flow, like the early flow blue inks, they have a lovely variation from light lavender to violet, to puce, and to deep purple. This is a rare color for this design.
Garden Scenery is the design, this particular variation shows a family out for a stroll with their dog. Mama holds her parasol, and the little one and dog have seen something exciting that they are pointing out. The garden scene has a river with people rowing a long boat, trees, flowers and large fanciful buildings in the distance. It has a sweet decorative floral border that looks like chintz. There is aging and craquelure to this plate that is over 163+ years old.