Staffordshire Red Transferware Plate
PEACEABLE KINGDOM ~ LION AND LAMB
Ralph Stevenson Potteries Staffordshire England ~ c. 1825
This highly prized large red transferware plate, c 1825, measures 10 5/8 " in diameter across the scalloped rim. The plate is beautifully potted and finely transfer printed with a pearlware glaze.
The central image depicts the biblical prophecy set forth in the book of Isaiah, Chap. XI.VI, of a Peaceable Kingdom, the thousand years of peace under the reign of Christ. The top of the plate show the all seeing eye of God and the biblical reference. The center of the plate shows a lion laying down with a lamb and the beasts of the wild (including a cow, fox, goat and jaguar) led by a child. The image is surrounded by the caption "Peace on Earth" and "Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread". The border of the plate is decorated with fruit and flowers. Lovely sentiment and imagery perfect for this time of year.
The plate was made by Ralph Stevenson, a pottery maker in the Staffordshire district of England in the early to mid-19th century. The pattern name is "Millenium", a misspelling of the word Millennium.
The plate is in great condition with no chips, no cracks, no hairlines, no utensil marks and no repairs.