19th C. Historical Staffordshire Transferware Basket & Undertray
A footed reticulated molded basket with a view of Bretton Hall, Yorkshire together with a reticulated undertray with a view of Dalguise, Perthshire. Both from Riley’s Large Scroll Border series. Circa 1825.
Basket: Approximately 11¼” x 8¼” x 4” deep.
Undertray: Approximately 10½” x 8½”.
The basket is decorated with panels on the sides and ends composed of large floral, foliate scroll, and diaper elements. The central scene of the manor house and grounds above a lake with a sailboat and ducks. The reverse is unmarked; however, there is an old label.
The undertray is decorated with a central scene of the manor house with a pathway to a bridge with cattle in the foreground. The reverse is unmarked.
The basket has an old repair to one handle, a small glaze chip on base, and mild staining under the foot, otherwise in excellent condition consistent with age and usage.
The undertray has a tiny glaze hairline under the rim, otherwise excellent condition consistent with age and usage.
The basket and undertray set are described in “True Blue, Transfer Printed Earthenware”, Friends of Blue (1998), at p. 66 and illustrated on p. 108 and in fig. 19.
A similar basket is pictured in Henrywood, “The Transferware Recorder 1, Selected British Views”, at p. 96, and a similar undertray is pictured at p. 98.
The scenes are derived from prints by John Preston Neale published in 1821 and 1822.
The scenes are also described in “The Dictionary of Blue and White Printed Pottery 1780-1880 Vol. I”, pp. 101 and 266, by Coysh and Henrywood, and in “The Dictionary of Blue and White Printed Pottery 1780-1880 Vol. II”, p. 33, by Coysh and Henrywood.