19th C. Staffordshire Transferware Plate – “Scene after Claude Lorraine “

19th C. Staffordshire Transferware Plate – “Scene after Claude Lorraine “


Staffordshire blue transferware plate, circa 1800, possibly manufactured by John and Richard Riley.


Dimensions: Approximately 10” diameter.



The rim is decorated in numerous small vignettes.


The cavetto is decorated with a band of acanthus leaves.


The central scene is very complex. It is composed of trees and foliage, a Romantic ruin, a stream and lake, a bridge with four figures, a fisherman on the bank, two men in a boat, and a goatherd or shepherd and goats and a sheep.


The reverse is unmarked except for the printed number “2”.


This pattern is referenced and illustrated on a platter in The Dictionary of Blue and White Printed Pottery 1780-1880 Vol. I” by Coysh and Henrywood at p. 323.


Leeds Pottery and John and Richard Riley produced a number of versions of this pattern. Riley’s included the women near the bridge, as in this example, but Leeds did not.


Condition: Minor staining and glaze hairlines on the reverse, flea bites on rim; otherwise in excellent condition consistent with age and usage.