Deakin & Son ‘Spanish Beauties’ printed plate, Rare documentary ‘Royal’ mark, c. 1835

$165.00 AUD

Interesting Staffordshire Pottery plate, printed underglaze with the ‘Spanish Beauties’ pattern, with a lute-player serenading a seated lady & her maid in a garden with columns & urn, a distant view of mountains & exotic buildings behind, the border with four repeating panels of a castle in a landscape with balustraded stems to one side, within extraordinary ground of scrolling borders, flower heads & festoons, fan-shapes, and basketweave ground.


Blue printed mark – Royal Arms, with ‘Royal Manufact(try)’ beneath.

Deakin & Son, Longton, active 1832-63

Circa 1835.

Condition: small star crack to base, the print with original ‘folds’ apparent.

The print is documented on the database of the 

as ‘Spanish Beauties 4’, #8383.    However, there is a recorded mark with the several examples of this pattern – a lion’s head within a castellation and the pattern name ‘Spanish Beauties’ below.

This example has  a ‘Royal’ mark, with the lion & unicorn either side of the oval quartered shield. This shield appears to have the ‘inescutcheon’ – the smaller shield placed at the junction of the four quarters, added for the Georgian monarch’s Hanoverian crest of a running horse etc.

As Queen Victoria discarded this from the Royal Arms in 1837, this would place it in the earliest period of production for this rarely seen factory.

According to Godden, Deacon & Son is recorded at the Waterloo Works, Lane End, pottery from 1833-41.  The Transferware Collector’s website gives the dates 1832-63, while the has 1833-63.
Whatever this may be, the ‘Royal Manufactory’ on this plate must belong to their earliest production period.




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