"Pagoda Park" Staffordshire Transferware Platter
Transferware platter by unknown maker with reticulated border, circa 1820.
Dimensions: Approximately 10” x 7⅝”.
The border is decorated with images of Chinese individuals and landscapes.
The central image is of pagodas and other oriental buildings; individuals, including one with a horse; a river; and background landscape.
The reverse bears a printed workman’s mark and contemporary letters in indelible ink.
The pattern is also called “Bear up a Pole” because of the column behind the pagodas on the right.
Although existing examples of this pattern are unmarked, a platter was reported with an impressed Wedgwood mark. It is possible that an unknown maker applied the transfer to a Wedgwood blank.
Condition: In excellent condition consistent with age and usage.