Adams & Bromley (England) 'Water Lily' 8" Salad Plates and 9.5" Luncheon Plates | Antique English Majolica, Circa 1880s [Sold Separately]
John Adams & Co. produced earthenware, Parian, and majolica operating from the Victoria Works on St. James Street in Hanley from 1864 to 1873. Apparently, the firm was dissolved and the Victoria Works was taken over by Adams & Bromley until 1886. The details of both partners of the firm are somewhat obscure.
Illustrated advertisements in the Pottery Gazette are the primary source of information regarding the firm’s majolica production. Of particular importance is a well modelled cylindrical garden seat with sides decorated with alternating ears of corn and sheaves of wheat.
Adams & Bromley majolica was rarely marked, but occasionally the firm’s name appears in upper case letters.
See more on Adams & Bromley here,
Pattern: Water Lily
Model: 8" Salad Plates and 9.5" Luncheon Plates - sold separately
Dimensions: 20cm diameter (salad), 24cm diameter (luncheon)
Condition: All plates are in great to excellent antique condition, with only a small amount of surface wear. The green glaze is bright and lovely, and the reverse side of each shows the signature tortoise shell glaze finish. All are chip and crack free.
There are four salad plates and one luncheon plate available, each sold separately. Please choose the option from the drop-down menu, based on the corresponding code for each photo.