19th C. Staffordshire Transferware “Castle” Pattern Platter

19th C. Staffordshire Transferware “Castle” Pattern Platter

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Blue and white transferware platter, maker unknown. Circa 1810 – 1830.

 

Dimensions: Approximately 16¾” x 12½”.

 

The border decoration is a complex flowing floral and botanical design with additional elements.

 

The central scene focuses on an archway with a river, bridges, people, cattle, swans, trees, and vegetation.

 

The reverse is unmarked except for the impressed number “16”.

 

This pattern was introduced by Spode, carried on by Copeland & Garrett. and was copied by many other potters. These include Ralph & James Clews, Baker, Bevans & Irwin, Lewis Llewelyn Dillwyn, and Bathwell & Goodfellow.

 

This pattern was based on an aquatint contained in "Views of Rome and Its Vicinity" published by J. Merigot and R. Edwards in London, 1796-98. The specific aquatint used here was titled "The Gate of Sebastian at Capena."

 

References:

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

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

 

Condition: In excellent condition consistent with age and usage.