BLUE STAFFORDSHIRE TRANSFERWARE PLATE
NUNEHAM COURTENAY ~ WILD ROSE
This great large plate measures 10 1/4 " in diameter. It is transfer printed in a dark intense blue The central image depicts a rustic bridge with the water lock-keeper's thatched cottage. In the distance is Nuneham Park house, seat of Earl Harcourt. A gothic tower and two punts on Thames River complete the scene. Nuneham Courtenay in Oxfordshire, England was considered in the 18th century as " the most beautiful village in the world".
The border is the popular Wild Rose pattern. Continuos garlands of flowering roses. The contrast and composition is especially beautiful in this rich blue color. Delightful.
Never Used. Condition is good, normal stilt marks to front and back and glaze slipping to front.
Aesthetic Movement Transferware
Blue Transferware Plate ~ Nuneham Courtenay ~ 1840
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