A 9" Dark Blue Historical Staffordshire Plate, `Vue d'une Ancienne Abbaye' from the French Series by Enoch Wood. The transfer shows the Abbey perched on a cliff above a raging river. The border features grape vines with leaves and clusters of grapes that dangle into the scene. The plate dates c. 1825-30 and is from a series considered to have considerable American interest because many of the places pictured have some connection to the Marquis Lafayette. This plate is marked with a blue cartouche and an impressed "Wood."
The plate is in very fine condition. The dark blue color is strong and there are no chips, cracks, lines, etc. The little white dots at 8 o'clock and 4 o'clock are stilt marks from the kiln.