Rare Large 14" Ye Olde English Staffordshire Welsh Rabbit Motto Charger Plate
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Rare Large 14" Ye Olde English Staffordshire Welsh Rabbit Motto Charger Plate:
A lovely and hard to find charger or platter beautifully decorated with rabbits, frogs and cows in a picturesque English country setting. The border is enhanced with the motto: Season me well with pepper and salt and just a pinch of mustard yellow an' don't forget the ale of malt for that's the juice that makes me mellow. This large platter is part of a series of colorful plates with whimsical hand colored scenes made by either YE OLDE ENGLISH or ST. AUGUSTINE WARE around 1900. Judging by the colors and design I believe this unmarked charger was made by Ye Olde English. For dimensional comparison the last photo shows the charger next to one of the regular sized plates from the same series. The platter is in great condition with no chips or cracks and the glaze is bright and shiny. There are the usual small irregularities of antique pottery like stilt marks etc. There is a small impressed mark on the reverse, see photo. The charger measures almost 14" in diameter.