Here is a prime example of one of the older historical blue transfer plates from the first part of the nineteenth century. The plate is Pains Hill in Surrey, England, and was made by Ralph Hall around 1830. Its diameter is a full 10 inches. It is in remarkable fine condition with no chips or cracks. The deepest, darkest blue was used in these early plates; this is a fine example. Note how the house is framed neatly inside the center while blue dominates the rest of the plate. Two riders on horses can be seen in the foreground. Plates of this age and condition are extremely difficult to find.