Beautiful and decorative Antique Mulberry Lavender Purple Transferware Plate, made by W. Ridgeway in Stoke-On-Trent, England, who began producing pottery in 1814. This lavender ironstone plate was made between 1834-1854. 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.
A lush flower bouquet graces the center of the cream back ground, an ornate floral and miniature designed wide border is stunning! There is aging and craquelure to this plate that is over 185 years old, it has one minor under edge chip, amazing for a piece of pottery of this age.