“Washington” Transferware Plate
Staffordshire transferware plate circa 1825.
Dimensions: Approximately 7½” diameter.
The rim is decorated with a pattern of flowers and scrolls.
In the center is a scene of a rider on horseback looking down on the Potomac River. The buildings on the river are Georgetown, while the buildings in the background are the newly created Washington D.C.
The reverse bears a printed “Washington” within a cartouche and a workman’s mark.
The plate is from a series of views of American cities known as the Cities Series or City Series. This series has not been attributed to a specific manufacturer, although some think it may have been produced by Clews or Davenport.
The image is derived from a print “George Town and Federal City, or City of Washington” engraved by Thomas Cartwright and published by Atkins & Nightingale of London and Philadelphia in 1801. The print is based on a drawing by George Beck.
“Historical Staffordshire An Illustrated Check-List” by David & Linda Arman.
“American Historical Views on Staffordshire China” by Larsen.
Condition: Minor glaze flaws in manufacture; otherwise in excellent condition consistent with age and usage. Please examine the photos; they are part of the description.