Additional Image:

Printed on the back of this miniature trade plate is the name "Mr. Spencer", presumably the name of the salesman representing the Mortlock firm.  

 

Shape Type: Miscellaneous

Pattern Type: Chinese, Asian and Other Exotic Themes

Date: c. 1860-1880

Dimensions:

  • Diameter: 2.75 in (6.985 cm)

Maker: Unknown

Description:

A miniature earthenware plate printed in dark blue with the Standard Willow pattern.  This small plate was made to serve as a trade card for the London retailer John Mortlock.  On the front the pattern is overwritten by a scroll with the inscription:  " Est. 1746. JOHN MORTLOCK.  THE POTTERY GALLERIES.  OXFORD ST.. & ORCHARD ST.  PORTMAN SQUARE. W."  On the reverse is the...


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