Here is a fine old English Staffordshire transfer plate by William Adams. The color is the deep, dark blue which has come to be called "historical blue". The scene is of a house or mill on a river with a boater in the foreground and a village in the distance. The diameter is 8.75 inches. The scene is not identified on the back, but the impressed mark "Adams Warranted Staffordshire" is present. Godden's book on English marks says this mark was used between 1802 and 1840. Surprisingly, there are no chips or cracks-- most unusual for a piece of this great age. This is a really lovely piece.