Antique Victorian Advertising Plate – CWS Pure Cocoa – In Blue Transfer Print
This is a beautiful example of a rare antique Victorian advertising plate.
Dating from the late 19th Century, this plate features advertising for CWS Cocoa, which was the English and Scottish Wholesale Society.
Typically Victorian in its style, the typography in the middle of the plate uses a mix of different fonts. It reads:
“Drink & Enjoy CWS Pure Cocoa”
Surround the plate is a wonderful floral border, in the same blue as the advertising in the middle of the plate. On either side of the plate are raised, sculpted handles and the plate is slightly wider than it is tall.
Having aged over the years, this plate has a wonderful timeworn charm to it. There is stained crazing all over, which is most notable on the back of the plate. There are also a few hairlines around the outer rim of the plate. All of these are tight and stable, the longest being around one inch in length.
These age markers do, however, add a delicate charm to this piece, which is also a very rare item – the only one I have come across previously. A wonderful piece of antique advertising which would look stunning on display.
Width, 24.5cm; Depth, 24cm; Height, 3cm
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