Here is a wonderful antique English historical blue transferware plate that has been lovingly treated over its life of about two centuries. The plate was made by Ralph Stevenson and features Palestine (as perceived by the West) in the first quarter of the nineteenth century. We see a pagoda in the background and three men in the foreground with another in a small boat to the left. Other features are carefully done and there is a lush floral border. The edge is gently scalloped with a row of tiny straight white lines set over a band of white edged quatrefoils. There were several pieces in the pattern and not all are alike. The pattern is pictured and discussed in detail on page 116 of Staffordshire II by Williams and Weber. There is a clear Stevenson mark on the back which dates the plate to the period 1810-1832. The plate is in outstanding condition with no perceptible issues. It has a diameter of 9.5 inches. On Pinterest, see our board Glorious Transferware for decorating ideas for this very special plate. Enter "Glorious Transferware in the search box and then click on "Boards".