Late 18th Century Transferware Basket and Stand – “Boy on a Buffalo”

Late 18th Century Transferware Basket and Stand – “Boy on a Buffalo”

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Late 18th C. Transferware Basket and Stand – “Boy on a Buffalo”

 

Transferware basket and stand circa 1790, possibly by Cambrian Pottery.

 

Dimensions:

            Basket approximately 9½” x 8¼” x 3”.
            Stand approximately 10” x 8⅛”

 

Decoration:

The basket is formed of individual ribs laced together in the middle with a rope pattern in dark blue underglaze.

 

The rim of the basket is decorated in a blue diaper pattern.

 

The interior of the basket is edged with a molded rope pattern and decorated with an example of the “Boy on a Buffalo” or “Buffalo” pattern. This version of the pattern is referred to as Type D by Robert Copeland in his book, “Spode’s Willow Pattern and Other Designs After the Chinese” at p. 106.

 

The reverse bears a worker’s mark.

 

The stand has a blue reticulated border with the same diaper pattern as the basket on its rim.

 

The center of the stand is bordered with a molded basket-weave pattern and is decorated with the same “Boy on a Buffalo” pattern as the basket.

 

The reverse bears a collector’s label.

 

The pattern is considered one of the earliest transfer patterns, with examples dated to the late 18th century. Although “Boy on a Buffalo” became a well-known Spode pattern, variations of the pattern were used by many manufacturers and many examples do not bear maker’s marks.

 

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.