St. Philip’s Chapel Regent Street Staffordshire Transferware Plate

St. Philip’s Chapel Regent Street Staffordshire Transferware Plate

$60.00Price

Staffordshire transferware plate by Enoch Wood & Sons from their “London Views” series, circa 1835.

 

Dimensions: Approximately 10¼” diameter.

 

Decoration:

The border is a pattern of foliage and fruit.

 

The center design is a scene of a dog, a carriage, and a number of people in front of a row of classical buildings.

 

The reverse bears a printed cartouche with the words “London Views” and “Saint Philip’s Chapel Regent Street” and what appears to be a workman’s mark.
 

With a fine portico and cupola, St Philip's Chapel was designed in 1819-20, in the classical style, by G S Repton who, with John Nash, also designed the Royal Opera House. It was demolished in 1904.

The source print is from a book, “Metropolitan Improvements; London in the Nineteenth Century” published by James Elmes in 1829.

 

This is one of several patterns from this series which duplicate patterns from Adams' “Regents Park” series.

 

References:

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

 

The Transferware Recorder Vol. 2, “Selected British Views”, by Henrywood.

 

Condition: Repaired hairlines and minor staining; otherwise in excellent condition consistent with age and usage.