This blue and white English Staffordshire transfer plate is beautiful! The rich blues certainly make a statement. On the back of the plate it reads “Shelter’d Peasants” which is the scene on the front of the plate.
The background scene depicts a church and town buildings and in the forefront the images are of a mother in a long cape with a bonnet, a small child embracing his mother and the male figure standing with a musket in his arms. There are three (3) sheep grazing to the right of the male. The border decoration depicts clusters of flowers, alternating with fruit decoration (pomegranate, cherries & plums).
The plate is 10” in diameter, circa early 1800’s.
The condition of the plate is good. The plate has a lot of knife marks in the flat section of the plate – certainly to be expected since this plate was made for every day use. There are also some hairline under the glaze on the back side of the plate. There are no chips or cracks.
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