What a wonderful treasure, found tucked away in the kitchen of an estate on gorgeous lake in Minnesota! This listing is for two cake plates or tazzas featuring gorgeous handpainted spring flowers - one pink tulips, the other lilacs - on white china center with a fancy gold-brown rim design. The tazzas have the impressed half circle "Brownfield" mark on the bottom, showing they were manufactured by Staffordshire's William Brownfield. Please note that although we tried to photograph this mark, it is very faint and doesn't appear very well in our picture. Brownfield's factory was one of the largest of the Staffordshire potteries in the mid-1800s, but went out of business by the end of the century.
So I can't date these tazastazzas precisely, but they date to sometime between 1837, when Brownfield's factory began operating and 1891 when it closed shop for good. Each cake plate is 9 3/8 inches in diameter.They stand 2 inches tall. They are in very good vintage condition with no chips, cracks or crazing. Expect to see a few scratches and a little light wear. They have a lovely glossy finish. These cake plates were among the most breathtaking of the items in a home filled with many beautiful things.
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Could win Guinness Book world record for best packer! We look forward to doing business with you! The item "19th Century Staffordshire Brownfield 2 Tulip Lilac Pedestal Cake Plates Tazzas" is in sale since Tuesday, May 30, 2017. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Pottery & China\Art Pottery\Staffordshire".
The seller is "stcroixchina" and is located in Hudson, Wisconsin. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Russian federation, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica.