A rare twin handled brown ware serving dish transfer printed in yellow slip* with the very decorative 'Paisley' pattern. Lovely contrasting colours, the handles and rim finely moulded with scrolls and vines. In excellent condition - no chips, cracks or restoration and showing little sign of wear. Impressed SCOTT BROTHERS (c1841-1860). Width with handles 28.25cm (11.1in)
*Thomas Pearson Scott was said to have invented the technique of using yellow slip instead of ink to apply the transfers. He carried out the process in secret in a separate room and when he died in 1864, production of this type of ware ceased.
Examples of the 'Paisley' pattern can be seen in the Sunderland Museum collection and are illustrated in 'Sunderland Pottery' by John C. Baker page 19, plate V. The same shape dishes are also illustrated in 'Lattice Work' and 'Basket Weave' patterns which use the same technique, page 53.