A large (11 ½”) American Historical Staffordshire Serving Dish or Open Vegetable Bowl in the “Lake George, U.S.” pattern by William Adams & Sons, c. 1835. The pattern is part of the U.S. (American) Views Series and depicts a wonderfully relaxing scene along the shores of Lake George, with a family relaxing in the foreground and sailboats on the lake. The view is taken from an drawing by Thomas Cole, the important American Landscape Artist of the early 19th century.
The dish measures 11 ½” x 9 ¼” x 1 ¾” (deep). It has a bold border of flowers and swags, and the border is repeated along the outside edge of the bowl. There is a red printed cartouche (“Lake George, U.S.”) along with an eagle. The dish is in very fine, restored condition (restoration minor). The color is good and the transfer is crisp. There are no chips, cracks, lines or even surface scratch marks. There is a restored (professionally and very well done) under-edge chip. It was restored when I got it and quite honestly, I am not sure exactly where the restoration is. The dish displays very well.