Foley J.F. Wileman Transferware Trio Antique Aesthetic
Here is an antique aesthetic movement black transferware trio from Foley Potteries, J.F. Wileman, in a their Flower Sprays pattern which features roses, lilies, cut and laced branches similar to the frame in their logo... and I think the flowers on the left are columbine. The group includes
- a 7.5" plate
- a large cup, 2.5" x 3.75", holds 8 ounces
- a deep saucer, 5.5"
Plate and saucer are fully marked: Foley Potteries J.F. Wileman and the pattern name: Flower Sprays inside a frame of laced together branches. There is another logo that probably would give date information if we knew the key (see photos). The cup base is small and has only that logo. All pieces are covered with a network of fine crackles which has allowed coffee or tea to stain the clay body giving it the color variation of old ivory. Saucer has deep indented hole in surface of underside that occurred during the manufacturing. The plate is rough around the edge with worn and missing bits of the transparent glaze.
It's still a neat old set with an unusual assymetrical floral design which is typical of the Aesthetic Movement's nature theme, a precursor of Art Nouveau.
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