What a beauty! This Antique Staffordshire Dark Blue Plate from the Italian Scenery Series has everything I want from an early transfer printed pottery piece. Dark blue color, very crisp details, gorgeous trees surrounding a central scene of a man fishing, his girl by his side, and his dog playing in the water nearby. Sailboat on the water, and beautiful scenery in the background, what could be better?
Made by Enoch Wood & Sons of Burslem, Staffordshire, England in the 1820's. This plate has all the charm you want from an early plate, the glaze is thick and lustrous. Scalloped edges, marked on the back. A rare treasure for your collection of antique blue and white pottery from the early 19th century.