“Ornate Pagodas” Staffordshire Transferware Platter

“Ornate Pagodas” Staffordshire Transferware Platter

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Staffordshire transferware platter, circa 1815.

 

Dimensions: Approximately 15” x 11⅝”.

 

Decoration:

The border of the platter is decorated with a complex geometric and floral design.

 

The center of the platter is decorated with a scene of willow trees and pavilions, and a bridge with two figures in the foreground. In the background are decorative Chinese structures that give the pattern its name.

 

In this variation of the pattern the walls of the rear building are decorated to appear like stone, rather than being plain.

 

The reverse of the platter bears the impressed mark “Boardman” and descriptive labels.

 

The labels discuss the possibility that the mark may refer to Liverpool retailers of that name.

 

The pattern is illustrated and discussed in “CHINOISERIE, Printed British Ceramics in the Chinese Style 1750 - 1900” by Halliday and Zeller at p. 276.

 

This pattern was produced a number of potters, including Richard Woolley, John Mare, Castleford, and Herculaneum Pottery, Liverpool.

 

Additional 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.

 

“Extraordinary British Transferware” by R and R Halliday.

 

Condition: In excellent condition consistent with age and usage.