19th C. Herculaneum Transferware Plate – “Field Sports”
Liverpool transferware plate manufactured by Herculaneum Pottery, circa 1830.
Dimensions: Approximately 10½” diameter.
The plate has a molded gadroon edge.
The rim is decorated in a pattern of alternating flower sprays.
The central scene is of two hunters with their dogs in wooded scenery.
The reverse has an impressed “Herculaneum” and a small, impressed bird symbol.
According to Hyland in “The Herculaneum Pottery, Liverpool’s Forgotten Glory”, at p. 185, the design was based on prints found in “The Sporting Magazine” or similar journals.
“The Dictionary of Blue and White Printed Pottery 1780-1880 Vol. I” by Coysh and Henrywood.
“Anglo-American China, Part II”, by Laidacker.
“The Illustrated Guide to Liverpool Herculaneum Pottery”, by Smith.
Condition: Minor staining on the reverse; otherwise in excellent condition consistent with age and usage.