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

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

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

 

Dimensions: Approximately 10” diameter.

 

Decoration:

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.