This is a beautiful Cobalt Blue Transferware historical plate made by Buffalo Pottery depicting Washington's Home at Mount Vernon. In monochromatic shades of medium to cobalt blue, the center of the plate features Washington’s home in Mt. Vernon framed by a circle of tiny blue flowers. The beautiful rim creates an elaborate framework of bouquets of dahlias, roses, and other flowers with a scalloped latticework pattern on the outside edge. The outermost edge of the plate is finished in the darkest shade of blue with tiny white dots. This century-old plate is from the historical American Scenes Series by the Buffalo Pottery of Buffalo New York.
This lovely display plate measures 10-1/4 inches in diameter. The series was made by Buffalo Pottery circa 1903 to 1910.
The backstamp in cobalt blue is an American eagle with wings spread clutching a staff with a furled American flag in its talons. A rippling banner is gripped in its beak that reads "Buffalo Pottery Underglaze Warranted" all in uppercase letters. The words "Washington's Home at Mount Vernon" are printed below the eagle.
The plate has small all-over crazing, and the right side of the plate has discolored. This is more evident on the back, but it is noticeable on the front as well. There are no chips or cracks.