Circa 1830 Antique Staffordshire Light Blue Transferware Soup Plate Scroll Grazing Cattle / Cows
This very desirable blue transferware shallow bowl / deep plate is featured on page 409 in Petra Williams book "Staffordshire Romantic Transfer Patterns - Cup Plates and Early Victorian China" which is often called the Bible of cup plates. It is an extensive and exhaustive encyclopedia, if you will, of some of the most beautiful and collectible early transfer ware made in Staffordshire.
The edge of the plate is scalloped with tiny white crosses or x's on a darker blue. The rims have an almost coral looking, sheet pattern motif'. The well, or face, of the plate depicts a harbour at the right. There is a masted sailboat with draped nets and a smaller boat with a white sail in front. In the distance are other buildings, amongst them a tall tower and further back a mountain peak. There is a windmill to the left and a man seated on a white horse talking to another man who is standing. Large flowers, rocks and foliage decorate the foreground.
Measures: appx 10 1/2"
Condition: Minor glaze pops, wear around the rim and one tiny nick at about 6:00 which barely penetrates the glaze. It's not very noticeable at all.