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Earthenware plate by W. H. Grindley with blue transfer print of a painting by John Constable
Fabulous pattern surrounded by a delightful border with embossed decoration to the rim. Printed on the front "A Lock on the Stour / After Constable"
Underside with printed maker's mark sailing ship with "GRINDLEY / MADE IN / ENGLAND / SCENES / AFTER CONSTABLE"
John Constable was a highly influential painter of landscapes and rustic life. He did most of his painting in his native Suffolk, England. He painted a large 6 foot image of the lock on the Stour River in 1824.
The Grindley pottery company was founded by William Harry Grindley at the Newfield Pottery, Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent in 1880. Earthenware and Ironstone China - particularly for the Canadian, United States, South American and Australian markets.
In 1891 the company moved to the Woodfield Pottery, Woodland Street, Tunstall.
During the 1930s, Grindley produced a series of earthenware products with images from Constable's works.
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