Aesthetic ‘Kioto’ pattern plate, James Gildea ‘Late Mayers’, dated 1886
Aesthetic movement James Gildea plate with Japanesque printed ‘Kioto’ pattern of birds and basket weave borders.
Printed diamond registration mark for 1886, impressed ‘IVORY’, ‘GILDEA’, also impressed month & year.
Bates, Gildea & Walker ran a pottery at the Dale Hall Worksm Burslem, 1885-1888. They incorporated the earlier potter’s name ‘Late Mayers’ as a way of apearing ‘established’ and therefore securing more sales!