"The Dam and Water Works Philadelphia" Staffordshire Transferware Plate

"The Dam and Water Works Philadelphia" Staffordshire Transferware Plate

$375.00Price

Staffordshire transferware plate by Henshall & Co. (Henshall, Williamson & Co.), circa 1825.

 

Dimensions: Approximately 10” diameter.

 

Decoration:

The border is decorated with a pattern of fruits and flowers.

 

The central scene is of a side wheel early steamboat on the Schuylkill River before the Philadelphia waterworks dam. To the left of the dam, is the canal lock by-passing the dam.

 

The reverse bears the name “The Dam and Water Works Philadelphia” within a printed cartouche.

 

The image is based upon the 1824 print “View of the Dam and Water Works at Fair Mount, Philadelphia” by Thomas Birch.

 

A second version of this pattern features a stern wheel steamboat instead of the side wheeler.

 

References:

“American Historical Views on Staffordshire China” by Larsen.

 

“Historical Staffordshire: American Patriots and Views” by Snyder.

 

Condition: In excellent condition consistent with age and usage. Please examine the photos; they are part of the description.