Shape Type: Dinner & Dessert Wares

Pattern Type: Landscapes and Waterscapes

Date: 1884-1890

Dimensions:

  • Diameter: 9.88 in (25.0952 cm)

Maker: Wallis Gimson & Co.

Maker's Mark:

Printed

Description:

This large aesthetic movement earthenware plate is printed in dark brown with under glaze color painting in shades of fuchsia or red, golden yellow, green, and blue.   The pattern features exotic blooming orchids and wildflowers mixed with maiden hair fern fronds and two cartouches; one of Windsor Castle and another of the Albert Memorial.

Windsor Castle is in Windsor in the English county of Berkshire.  It is the largest inhabited castle in the world and, dating back to the time of William the Conqueror, is the oldest in continuous occupation. The castle's floor area is approximately 484,000 square feet.

The Albert Memorial is situated in Kensington Gardens, London, England, directly to the north of the Royal Albert Hall. It was commissioned by Queen Victoria in memory of her beloved husband, Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha who died of typhoid in 1861.  It was designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott in the Gothic revival style.

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