Vintage Clarice Cliff Plate of Montreal Royal Staffordshire Confederation Series AJ Wilkinson


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This is a wonderful plate made by the AJ Wilkinson pottery under their Royal Staffordshire brand name. The plate depicts Montreal in 1760 and is part of the Canadian Confederation Series, which depicted different views of Canadian cities and other Canadian icons. I believe that this series was produced during the 1930s. The history of AJ Wilkinson is interesting because Clarice Cliff started her career there at the age of 17, after her drawing talent was noticed by the owner Colley Shorter. After working at Wilkinson for a number of years, he sent her to study sculpture at the Royal College of Art in London and then in Paris. He set her up in her own decorating studio and eventually married her. The plate measures 10 3/4 in diameter and weighs 1 lb and 9 oz. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, crazing, scratching or wear. This is a very nice quality display plate - nice addition to the Confederation Series or just as a standalone piece!