Rare Antique T & R Boote Dinner Plates - Marlborough Pattern circa 1890s
The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work. Emile Zola (1840-1902)
A family-run enterprise that began in 1842, this rare trio of antique green transferware dinner plates was made by T & R Boote in their Waterloo pottery in England in the 1890s. Winners of several medals at international exhibitions in the 1800s, T & R Boote built a worldwide reputation for their exquisite high-quality dishware designs. But interestingly, after the turn of the 20th century, they abandoned that part of the manufacturing process altogether and just focused on producing decorative tiles, some of which when combined together formed gorgeous pastoral landscapes or dynamic geometric patterns for wall designs and flooring.
Like a swan song, that turn of events makes these dishes all the more special since they were made just about a decade before the Boote's switched gears.
This pattern known as Marlborough features sage green floral transferware with gold highlights, an embossed rim, and a scalloped edge. Aged with crazing marks and lovely discoloration these plates carry the aesthetic of time in the most beautiful way. Whether you choose to incorporate them into accent pieces for your tablescapes or decorative pieces for artistic display, they offer an exquisite layer of texture, depth, and history to your space year-round.
- Matching set of three
- Aged patina
- Colors include ivory, sage, evergreen and gold
- Stamped on back with maker's mark and pattern name
In gorgeous antique condition. There are no chips or cracks, but lots of delicate crazing and gorgeous light staining. Please see photos.
Each plate measure 10" inches in diameter.