19th C. Staffordshire Transferware Chinoiserie Plate- Enoch Wood
Staffordshire Transferware Chinoiserie Pattern Plate - Enoch Wood. Circa 1820.
Dimensions: Approximately 9¼” in diameter.
This pattern by Enoch Wood is not specifically identified in the literature, but the Transferware Collectors Club has identified it as part of Enoch Wood's “Willow Border” series. There are many versions, and the Club has denominated this one #2.
The border consists of numerous types of foliage predominated by willow trees that fall over the border edge and into the central scene from the upper right.
The central scene consists of three individuals in the forefront, one of whom is standing with a staff and another is seated smoking a pipe. Behind them is a lake or river on which a boat is sailing, and behind that is a pagoda. All the elements in the pattern, though not directly copied from the book, appear to be inspired by the prints of China by William Alexander in Staunton 1797.
There is a printed number “23” and what appears to be a workman’s mark printed in blue on the reverse.
Condition: Some age staining on the reverse, otherwise in excellent condition consistent with age and usage.