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.