A scarce Brown pattern with rich color.
A lovely example of the Texian Campaign China Plate, in the scarce brown color. The scene on the face depicts the Battle of Chapultepec, during the Mexican War. This Staffordshire plate has panoplies of military arms and accoutrements interspersed with a goddess. Florals and vines complete the decoration. The the reverse is a cartouche bearing the name of the series, and the initials of “J B.”
The diameter of the plate is 9 3/8 inches. Condition is good enough to doubt finding a better in a pinch. The face appears excellent, with a few minor imperfections originating from the firing. The glaze has very light crazing and is almost impossible to see without magnification. The back shows more age patina, but fine overall with typical wear.
Obviously these were made sometime after the Mexican War, Circa the 1850’s
TEXIAN CAMPAIGNE CHINA. Staffordshire plate with view of the Battle of Chapultepec and border depicting the Greek Goddess, Ceres, war trophies, and military emblems. Brown. Height: 9-1/4 inches (23.5 cm). Verso with scroll cartouche over the words: Texian Campaigne J.B. [England, ca. 1846-1852]. A few minor dings on verso (not affecting face of plate). Very good, in the unusual brown color.