Transfer-printed and glazed earthenware
Overall: 10 1/2 dia. in. (26.7 cm)
Cream colored transfer-printed earthenware plate with dark green print of Audubon's "American Flamingo" at center surrounded by floral border; reverse printed: "AMERICAN FLAMINGO / THE BIRDS OF AMERICA / FROM ORIGINAL DRAWINGS BY / [image of Audubon with rifle] / JOHN JAMES AUDUBON / [mark of Adams pottery] / Printed from fine engravings, coloured by hand."
This transfer-printed plate is from a set of twelve produced by the Adams pottery of Staffordshire, England around 1920. Each plate in the set depicts a plate from John James Audubon's Birds of America, in this case, the "American Flamingo." According to the printed mark on the reverse, the images are from the "original drawings"; however, they are more likely based on the Robert Havell engravings. The plates were all transfer printed in a single color with additional details painted by hand. This example, however, is unfinished and does not include any painted details.
Gift of Alan Beale
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