“Hoboken in New Jersey” Staffordshire Transferware Platter

“Hoboken in New Jersey” Staffordshire Transferware Platter

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Staffordshire transferware platter by Joseph Stubbs, circa 1825.

 

Dimensions: Approximately 12” x 10¼”

 

Decoration:

The border is decorated with a pattern of flowers and scrolls interspersed with American eagles.

 

The central scene is of a large house by a river, surrounded by trees, and in front of which are sheep, a woman and child, and a dog.

 

The reverse bears the printed mark “Hoboken in New Jersey” and an impressed number “12”.

 

The source of this view is an c. 1808 print, “Hoboken in New Jersey, the Seat of Mr. John Stevens” by William Birch from his series "The Country Seats of the United States of North America, with some Scenes connected with them".

 

It depicts a house at Castle Point, New Jersey, built in the mid 1700's. It was seized from the Loyalist owner during the Revolutionary War and was bought at auction by Colonel John Stevens in 1784.

 

References:

“Historical Staffordshire An Illustrated Check-List” by David & Linda Arman.

 

“American Historical Views on Staffordshire China” by Larsen.

 

“Historical Staffordshire: American Patriots and Views” by Snyder.

 

Condition: Wear at edge of cavetto, staining on reverse; otherwise in excellent condition consistent with age and usage.