This listing is for a set of 12 vintage English Staffordshire Barnyard King Turkey dinner plates made by Johnson Brothers. The plates measures 10 5/8 in diameter. Is one of several highly collectible.
It was produced between 1950 and 1970. The cream color plates feature a polychromed transfer ware graphic of the "Barnyard King" turkey in the foreground with thatched roof buildings in the background.Around the outside border are cartouches of squirrels sectioned by ducks, tulips and other floral devices in chocolate brown color. The outer rim has a gadrooned edge. The decoration has exquisite attention to detail throughout. They are marked on the verso BARNYARD KING Made in England A Genuine Hand Engraving Johnson Bros England All DECORATIONS UNDER THE GLAZE PERMANENT & ACID RESISTING COLOR PAT NO: 164113 DE. There is also an intentional color marking on each plate, for instance a green mark as seen in the one photographed, congruent with others of the same model. These plates are in excellent condition in spite of being vintage. They are from one family and were used very rarely. There are a couple of manufacturing slight variations on the backside, as is the beauty with any handmade artistry, and only noticeable on very close inspection. They will make a beautiful addition to your Thanksgiving Day celebration! Please see the photographs for more on the look and condition of this very fine set of plates as they are an important part of the description. The item "Barnyard King Johnson Bros England Staffordshire Set of 12 Dinner Turkey Plates" is in sale since Wednesday, November 11, 2020. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Pottery & China\China & Dinnerware\Johnson Brothers". The seller is "distantdreamer13" and is located in Cliffside Park, New Jersey. This item can be shipped to United States.