1930s Set of 4 Burgess & Leigh Burleigh Ware Dawn Side Plates
This unusual 1930s Set of 4 Burgess & Leigh Burleigh Ware Dawn Side Plates are beautifully hand painted and quite rare these days. Black tree, grey leaves in front of yellow rising sun, broad green band and narrow yellow band, on an ivory base with a black trim.
- 1930s printed mark for Burleigh Ware.
- Impressed with IVORY
- Hand painted DAWN
Diameter: 18cm/ 7 inches
The paint on all the plates has dulled slightly with age and use.
- Two of the plates are in fair vintage condition with a few surface blemishes.
- One plate is crazed with a small hairline crack
- One plate is scuffed with a chip on the back surface.
Some History For You!
Burgess and Leigh were established in 1851 in Burslem, Staffordshire, England, originally as Hulme and Booth. The pottery was taken over in 1862 by William Leigh and Frederick Rathbone Burgess, trading as Burgess & Leigh.
The trademark “Burleigh” was used from the 1930s and is a combination of the two names.
They moved to the Middleport factory in 1889, which was recently renovated in 2011-2014 by The Prince’s Renovation Trust.
It takes 25 pairs of hands to create a single piece of Burleigh ware! Dedication indeed!