plate, dessert

attributed to: Harvey Adams and Company (English, estab. 1872, closed 1886);  decorated by: Thomas Sadler (English, active circa 1893-1909); 

circa 1875
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plate, dessert, set of six, of standard circular form, obverse with a deep cobalt blue ground onto which [Sycamore] leaves of autumnal tones and gilded grasses and [maiden-hair fern] have been hand-painted.

It features a deep cobalt blue ground with hand-painted gingko leaves, oak leaves and acorns in autumn tones; it has a delicate, gilded dentil border. A painted twig also bears the monogram “TS” and it is tempting to speculate that this indicates the painter was the celebrated “Mr Slater” who was art director before leaving the firm in 1881. He was described as “a high-class character” who produced exquisitely-coloured items.

The rim of the plate is decorated with gilded dentil border. The twig from which the leaves sprout bears a "TS" monogram and the back of the plate bears the painted pattern number "734”.

A0501 Set of six (6) ‘Harvey Adams and Company’ porcelain Dessert plates. Deep cobalt ground to each and hand painted decoration of autumnal toned leaves and gilded grasses.
Maker and role
attributed to: Harvey Adams and Company (English, estab. 1872, closed 1886)
decorated by: Thomas Sadler (English, active circa 1893-1909)
Production place
Longton, Stoke-on-Trent, England
Production date
circa 1875
Media description
bone china, cobalt blue ground, gilt
25 x dia 235 mm
Measurement details
height: 25mm
diameter: 235mm
Credit line
Foundation Collection, 1989
Project credit line
This digital record has been made available on TJC Collection Online through a significant donation from the OPENING DOORS fund, the generous support of The Friends of The Johnston Collection, and Digitisation Champion Christine Bell
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