An antique historical transferware plate "Harpers Ferry from the Potomac Side" made by William Ridgway & Co Hanley, Staffordshire, between 1830-1854 as part of its American Cities and Views series. The center scene is just what the title says--Harper's Ferry from the Potomac Side, while the rim has a fishnet background with little flowers and swags of seaweed decoration. The plate is 9" in diameter and is in very good condition with the exception of 3 chips or digs on the rim edge (see photos--the chips don't look bad in person) which look like they're the result of a wire or metal holder digging into the earthenware. The back has an old yellowed tape on it and underneath an impressed mark of a shield with griffons or lions, and on the shield it says "Opaque Granite China" and what looks like the Ridgways initials below. The blue mark has an eagle with shield above a rectangle which reads "Harpers Ferry from the Potomac Side" and has the WR & Co mark beneath as shown.