This week I am going to share with you a set of dishes I recently obtained to sell in my shop. I personally think they are stunning. And with the color Purple, the transfer ware is not your run of the mill. Usually you see blue, sometimes green or brown or red but not often Purple.
This set is called Charlotte and is by Royal Staffordshire.
I have had a hard time learning the full tie in with Clarise Cliff and the Staffordshire China.
I did learn that The Royal Staffordshire Charlotte pattern was designed by Clarice Cliff, from an engraving produced from original drawings by J. Gotts designer ca 1830.
Clarise Cliff seems to be far more known for her pottery from the 1920s and 30s. If you want to learn more about that part of her work you can learn more at the Clarise Cliff Collectors Club...
http://www.claricecliff.com/. It tells about her more unconventional work of the Art Deco period. I think that after looking at that work it explains a bit of my confusion on this design.
I knew of her designs of that type before I found this set.
But no matter. It is a beautiful set.
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