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A late Victorian white ironstone china plate, with black transfer pictorial advertising for the George Hopkins American Market, Cardiff. Built and opened in 1891 on the site of the old Cardiff gaol.
The centre of the plate is filled with an intricate illustration entitled 'view of the american market, george hopkins, the hayes, Cardiff'.
The beautiful graphic shows fully stocked counters, hanging hams from the rafters, the flour and tea counter to the left and bustling trade with customers. Above are the words 'You may always rely on the quality of hopkin's mild hams & bacon'
Around the edge of the plate are six horse drawn charabancs, each sign written with the various outlying villages of Cardiff that the business served - Spotlands, Docks, Penarth, Roath, Canton & Grangetown.
The reverse of the plate is stamped with 'Ironstone China', along with the crown and knotted rope makers mark of Walker & Carter, Stoke upon trent.
216mm Diameter (8-1/2")
Some minor restoration, otherwise very good condition, please enquire for further details.