1830's Blue & White Castle Scene Georgian Transferware Platter
19th century Transfer Staffordshire Platter, Meat Dish, Ashet or Game Plate
This is a beautiful representational 19th century 14.75 inch platter with a romantic landscape scene of a lush and inviting British valley with ox, oxen, cows, a river, a stone walled bridge, townspeople in a boat and a large and imposing castle. It is executed in beautiful transferware blues with a deep rim of flowers, leaves and early Georgian to Victorian design floral spray rim embellishments.
We strongly feel this scene is of the famous Conwy valley, Conwy Castle and River Conwy in North Wales. We can see a peek at the edge of Snowdonia (now Snowdonia National Park) in the far distance to the right of the magnificent castle, with Snowdon Mountain being the highest peak there, just as it sits in the view in Conwy today.
The mark on reverse is a clear number 8 tally, or artist mark in underglaze blue. It is otherwise unmarked. A beautiful old Staffordshire piece found in Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom.
Click images to see condition in very close up views. The condition is beautiful. There are some lines in the transferware rim, as seen in photos, but they are pre-firing and under the glaze, and as transferware generally exhibits. There are no chips, cracks or repairs and it is a scarce and lovely find at almost 200 years of age. Stunning condition, and just the way we hope to find all of our antique pottery.
Size 14.75 x 11 inches
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