19th C. Historical Staffordshire Transferware Plate - “Greenwich”
Blue transferware plate by James & Ralph Clews from the “Foliage & Scroll Border” series, circa 1825.
Dimensions: Approximately 9” diameter.
The edge of the border is decorated in a scroll pattern, and foliage from the scene flows into, and becomes part of, the border.
The view of Greenwich is dominated by the domes of the Royal Naval Hospital, designed by Sir Christopher Wren. The Ravensbourne River with fishermen is in the foreground.
The reverse bears the impressed Clews mark, a printed workman’s mark “A” or “V”, and an old label.
This view of Greenwich was produced only by Clews.
The print is based on an engraving entitled "Part of Greenwich Hospital from the Ravensbourne" by J D Harding and is dated 1st June 1822.
References, if any:
“The Dictionary of Blue and White Printed Pottery 1780-1880 Vol. I” by Coysh and Henrywood.
Condition: Utensil marks, minor wear from stacking, and minor staining on the reverse; otherwise in excellent condition consistent with age and usage.