A stunning Transferware plate depicting a harbor scene in brown. An intricate rope design surrounds the edges and creates a border around more scenes of ships and steamboats. In 1867, the Art Journal wrote, "Messrs Ashworth Bros. continue to the fullest extent, the manufacture of the 'Patent Ironstone China'...and produce all Mason's best patterns in services, etc. from the original moulds...in its more elaborate and rich style - and it is capable of the highest degree of finish - it is eminently fitted for families of the highest ranks. It is much used in the houses of the nobility and higher classes. No climate affects this ware" Measurements: an oval shape, 15 1/8 inches long x 12 1/4 inches wide
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