19th C. Historical Staffordshire Transferware Plate – Orielton

Platter by John & Richard Riley with view of Orielton, Pembrokeshire from the Large Scroll Border series. Circa 1825.

 

Dimensions: Approximately 11” x 8½

 

The border is composed of large floral, foliate scroll, and diaper elements.

 

The central scene is of the manor house and grounds on a lake or pond with swans and a strolling couple.

 

The reverse is unmarked.

 

Condition: In excellent condition consistent with age and usage.

 

The scene is derived from a print of the house by John Preston Neale published in 1822.

 

The estate at Orielton, three miles west of Pembroke in Wales, was held by the Wyrriott family by the 12th century, and in the 16th century passed into the Owen family by marriage. Succeeding generations of Owens, Baronets of Orielton, represented Pembrokeshire in Parliament.

 

The present Georgian house was built in the early 19th century on the site of a 17th century manor. Unfortunately, the baronets' extravagant lifestyle, particularly the cost of campaigning for Parliament, drained their resources and the house was sold in 1857. It was acquired by Ronald Lockley in the 20th century and became a center for field studies.

 

This view was also used by Enoch Wood & Sons Wood's Grapevine Border series and by at least one unknown maker.

 

References:

The Dictionary of Blue and White Printed Pottery 1780-1880 Vol. I”, p. 55, by Coysh and Henrywood.

 

The Dictionary of Blue and White Printed Pottery 1780-1880 Vol. II”, p. 147, by Coysh and Henrywood.

 

“The Transferware Recorder 1, Selected British Views”, pp. 104-5, by Henrywood.

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