1820 Blue Transferware Pearlware Plate: Death of Bear Print by Howitt
#AD338: 1820s Blue & White Georgian era Staffordshire Pearlware Plate with Sporting Hunting Scene
This is a blue and white 10 inch English pottery Staffordshire transferware dinnerware plate with a graphic hunting scene. It has a beautiful early Oriental Sports mark with Royal Crown on reverse, maker unknown but assumed made in the Staffordshire, England Potteries.
This plate is in medium blue & white transferware detail on a clean white/blue tinged pearlware base. Pearlware pottery is an earthenware dating from 1774-1830, the Georgian era in England. It's a lovely soft glossy pottery with an overall faint blue/grey tint derived from a touch of cobalt blue in the glaze. This cool blue tinge gives a whiter china appearance than the earlier yellow creamware.
The source for scene for this early 1820's blue and white transferware plate is a print called: Death of the Bear by artist Samuel Howitt, from a rare book of his antique sports prints called Oriental Field Sports: Wild Sports of the East first published in London by Edward Orme in 1807. The pattern was originally made by Spode, and then copied later by others including potter Edward Challinor 1792-1879 in Tunstall, Staffordshire. This mark cannot be absolutely attributed to him.
It measures 10 inches, condition is beautiful, no cracks, chips or repairs. The condition is beautiful, no cracks or repairs. Just a beautiful and uncommon early piece we were thrilled to find it in Devon recently.
Size: 10 inches in diameter
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