These five pretty Royal Staffordshire plates come in an unusual octagonal shape and are decorated in the rarer Springtime pattern. They date from c1910 and are hand painted on transfer with gilding to the rims.
There is some debate about the pattern since it is a recognised Paragon China pattern, but we think that it was a Royal Staffordshire pattern first. (pattern no 8792).
The Arthur J Wilkinson pottery trading as Royal Staffordshire opened in 1885 in Burselm and was a very significant factory which would include Clarice Cliff as a designer.
She joined the company in 1916 at the age of just 17 and went on to marry one of the directors Colley Shorter. She was made Art Director of AJ Wilkinson and Newport Pottery in 1930 where she and Colley Shorter worked on creating awareness of her Bizarre ware.
Approximate dimensions : 6" / 150mm max width
Backstamp. Pattern name. Painter's mark.
Five beautiful antique pieces with some rubbing.
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