Large 19th C. Staffordshire Transferware Platter – “Net” Pattern
Staffordshire transferware “Net” pattern meat platter, circa 1810.
Dimensions: Approximately 18¼” x 13⅞”.
The border has a floral and diaper pattern.
The center design gives the pattern its name "Net" because of the net background in the central medallion that contains a flower cross. This medallion is surrounded by four vignettes containing Chinese style landscapes, each different from the others and these, in turn, are set in a background of floral designs.
The reverse is unmarked.
A number of firms produced this pattern, including Spode, Herculaneum, Job Ridgway, and others.
“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: Minor utensil marks; otherwise in excellent condition consistent with age and usage.