Large circular hollow plate in fine earthenware decorated with flowers foliage and centered with a crescent moon and a star. Staffordshire, England

Regular price €406,95
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The story

At the end of the 19th century, the British Empire, once the largest in the world, began to suffer. The power of Germany and the United States is growing by the day, while for England,
« Sa seule Etoile est morte, – et son luth constellé
Porte le Soleil noir de la Mélancolie. »
Or to put it another way, she is on the verge of decline. She does not yet know that two world wars will end her reputation and her once infinite empire. An empire symbolised by this dish, made in Staffordshire with oriental motifs, coming from the Levant, which was then a British possession. Mr Capet from Paris bought this item to offer to his wife because English faience was unusual at the time.

Stories do not necessarily correspond to reality. They are only given to illustrate a possible context of origin.

Additional Information

Weight 1.10 lbs
Dimensions 1.96 in
MATERIAL

Earthenware

PERIOD

Late 19th to Early 20 th Century

CONDITION

Good condition. Wear consistent with age and use.

 

SKU: GI20-168

Large circular hollow plate in fine earthenware decorated with flowers foliage and centered with a crescent moon and a star. Staffordshire, England

Large circular hollow plate in fine earthenware decorated with flowers foliage and centered with a crescent moon and a star. Staffordshire, England

Regular price €406,95
Sale price €406,95 Regular price
Unit price