19th C. Staffordshire Transferware Plate - Warleigh House Somersetshi
Warleigh House Somersetshire from the Series Ralph Hall’s Select Views series, circa 1822 – 1849.
Dimensions: Approximately 8½” in diameter.
The rim is border of fruit and flowers with an edge of leaves.
The central scene is of the captioned house with 2 swans on a lake in the fore ground and is surrounded by foliage. See photos.
Condition: In excellent condition consistent with age and usage. See photos.
One of 18 recorded patterns from Ralph Hall's “Select Views” series
In addition to the title of each scene, the printed mark on the reverse contains the words “Stone China” in lower section of mark. Although implying a dense body, this term was used inconsistently by various makers. In this case the body is fairly heavy though not as heavy as ironstone.
The pattern is discussed in The Dictionary of Blue and White Printed Pottery 1780 - 1880 Vol. I by Coysh and Henrywood at page 393 and the series at page 327.
Warleigh is a Georgian-Tudor house, on the bank of the River Avon and 6 miles from Plymouth. It was built by John Webb in about 1814 for Henry Skrine, whose family had lived on this land since 1400.