Antique Black Colored Staffordshire Transfer Soup Bowl Susa by Charles Meigh & Son
Description: Antique black transferware or transfer ware 10 1/2 inch soup bowl made by Charles Meigh & Son of Hanley in North Staffordshire. It is in the Ironstone Susa pattern. The plate has a central scene with people sitting at the edge of a water body with a castle having multiple towers and domes across the water. There are mountains in the far distance and clouds in the sky. There are trees and plants with tall wide leafs in the fore front with a stone fence having an urn. The scalloped rim of the bowl is decorated with a repeating vignette showing buildings with towers and domes in a multi-lobe frame separated by a decorative geometric design. This is a deep bowl measuring 10 1/2 in diameter and is 2" in height. The back of the bowl is marked near the edge as to the pattern "SUSA." and is signed C.M.&S. which is the Charles Meigh & Son mark used in the period 1851-1861. There is also a rectangular mark in the center of the back with undecipherable characters. A beautiful antique plate that is about 160 years old. which would display very well in your collection. Please carefully review the photos presented as they are part and parcel of our description.
Date: Made in the period 1851-1861.
Origin: Hanley, North Staffordshire, England
Size: Measures ~10 1/2" in diameter and ~2" high. The bowl weighs about 1 pound and 11 ounces.
Maker: Charles Meigh & Son.
Marks: Marked on the back near the edge as to the pattern "SUSA." and is signed C.M.&S. which is the Charles Meigh & Son mark used in the period 1851-1861. There is also a rectangular mark in the center of the back with undecipherable characters.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: Very nice pattern by a well known potter from North Staffordshire. A beautiful piece with great coloring in excellent condition after being around for 160 years, which would make a great addition to your collection of Staffordshire pottery.
Condition: The bowl is in excellent condition after being around for 160 years. It has no cracks, hairlines, or repairs. It does have some minimum crazing to the glaze, but no discoloration. It is clean, with vivid and fresh colors and has no staining. The bowl has a few of the usual manufacturing defects you would expect in an old piece of Staffordshire pottery, such as over lapping or unmatched ends of the transferred print, unglazed spots, raised spots on the back where the prongs used to raise the piece while being fired were, and a few rough spots along the edge where the glaze did not fully flow. This particular piece has a minimum of these manufacturing defects that we could find. It colors are fresh and vivid and is great looking. Please see photos for additional condition information.
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