This delightful little plate was produced by in England during the early 19th century, circa 1830. The plate is of miniature proportions and was produced as part of a toy dinner service. The pearlware plate features a blue and white transfer printed pattern depicting an ancient ruins. The pattern is called the ‘Monopteros patterns’ and was likely produced by Rodgers.
The scene is adapted from a 1795 engraving titled ‘Remains of an Ancient Building near Firoz Shah's Cotilla’ by the artist and explorer Thomas Daniel. The buildings we see were called Daniell’s Cotilla of Firuz Shah and were located on the river Jumna in India. The buildings were built by the ruler Firuz Shah Tughluq during 14th Century.
This is a rare and decorative miniature piece of English pearlware, toy examples in this pattern are uncommon and are sought after by collectors. This would make the perfect accessory for a larger doll or the perfect addition to any collection of blue and white pottery and porcelain.
Reference: Royal Academy of Arts, object number 06/4240.
Measuring: Diameter 2.5 inch (6.2 cm).
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Antique Miniature Dolls Plate, Blue and White Temple Ruins Pattern, English Circa 1830
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