Large Staffordshire Transferware Plate ~ BELZONI ~ OSTRICH 1830
EARLY PURPLE TRANSFERWARE DINNER PLATE
ENOCH WOOD POTTERIES
1818 - 1846
This incredible large 10 3/8 inch plate is transfer printed in a rich dark purple. The piece has a scalloped rim and the Belzoni pattern features clusters of grapes and flowers separating four scenic reserves flanked by large ruffled C scrolls. The central scene is of men hunting on horseback in pursuit of a pair of Ostrich. An exotic landscape of ancient trees and tall mountains in the distance.
The underside bears a transfer printed maker's mark with the pattern name. Excellent condition and never used.