“India Temple” Staffordshire Transferware Platter

“India Temple” Staffordshire Transferware Platter

$475.00Price

Staffordshire transferware platter with a molded gadroon border by John and William Ridgway, circa 1825.

 

Dimensions: Approximately “19” x 16 ".

 

Decoration:

The border is decorated with alternating floral sprays and diaper cartouches.

 

The center is decorated with a scene of a Chinese harbor or river with several boats or junks and a large temple.

 

The reverse bears the printed mark “India Temple Stone China J.W.R.” and various labels.

 

The pattern is copied from a 1753 by Matteo Ripa from an earlier engraving that was based on a painting by Shen Yu. The caption under the engraving reads "The Figure of Heaven is all Delightful--A View of the Temple serv'd by Eunuchs, & of the delicious Round Island it stands upon".

This refers to an area in the Chinese emperor's summer palace at Gehol (sometimes spelled Jehol; modern name Chengde), about 106 miles north of Beijing.

 

References:

The Dictionary of Blue and White Printed Pottery 1780-1880 Vol. I” by Coysh and Henrywood.

 

The Dictionary of Blue and White Printed Pottery 1780-1880 Vol. II” by Coysh and Henrywood.

 

“CHINOISERIE, Printed British Ceramics in the Chinese Style 1750 - 1900” by Halliday and Zeller.

 

Condition: In excellent condition consistent with age and usage.

 

PLEASE NOTE: This is a heavy item to ship.