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Transferware Zoological Gardens Plates, Plus
4/12/2014 - Americana: Live Salesroom Auction
English, 19th century. An assembled pair of purple and black transfer-decorated plates, depicting scenes from the London Zoological Gardens, marked with an eagle and the pattern name on the back along with the maker R & J Clews, PLUS a red transfer-decorated plate with two men riding on an elephant, marked on the back Labor Omnia Vincit within a crest and Hannibal Passing the Alps, PLUS a black transfer-decorated plate with three Giraffes, marked on the back Published Aug. 30th 1836 Agreeably to the Act / by J. Ridgway / Stone / Ware / Giraffe and having an impressed 14, PLUS a red transfer-decorated Moral Maxims plate depicting a landscape with a man and two cows, marked R & J Clews / Moral Maxims / 6 on back; largest dia. 10.5 in.

Provenance:  
From the Estate of Kenneth Erwin, Portland, Michigan


Condition:  
Some crazing and small spots of discoloration. Surface with light wear and scratches. Larger Zoological Gardens plate with small chip on foot and some pitting to glaze. Smaller Zoological Gardens plate with small chip on rim. Hannibal plate with small hairline crack near rim. Moral Maxims plate with tiny chips on edge of rim.
Sold: $153.75
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