19th Century Antique Stick Spatter Sponge Rabbitware Transferware Plate: Frogs & Rabbits
I have 2 almost identical plates to sell. I will list them separately.
The last photo shows both plates.
Rabbitware is a combination of transfer printing and stick sponge decoration on earthenware. It appears to have been made in England from the last third of the 19th century to the early 20th century (1860-1905) for the American market (specifically the Pennsylvania Dutch).
"The pattern is printed and painted under the glaze then painted over the glaze using bright colours".
Rabbits and frogs are printed on the outer band.
The middle band is Adams Rose or Virginia Rose pattern.
The center flowers are all hand painted and sponged bright blue and red.
The back is unmarked. According to my research, "these plates are usually unmarked".
Approximate Dimensions: 9 3/8"diameter.
References: Spongeware 1835-1935 Kelly & Kowalski p. 145 and Rabbitware by Judie Siddall & David Hoexter TCC Bulletin, p.14
Condition: Very good, some age crazing but no damage or repairs evident. Please look at pictures carefully and ask all questions before bidding.