St. Philip’s Chapel Regent Street Staffordshire Transferware Plate
Staffordshire transferware plate by Enoch Wood & Sons from their “London Views” series, circa 1835.
Dimensions: Approximately 10¼” diameter.
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.
“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.