This stunning deep blue platter was made by William Adams & Sons of Staffordshire England. The incised mark was used between 1804 to 1840. The rich blues deepen the eyes focus to the interior Country Scene with people, cows, sheep, houses, a bridge and a town in the background. Trees border the scene, truly beautiful.
Measuring 11" by 14" on the 1960s purchase tag on the back, we measure the earthenware pottery at (10.75" by 13.75". This blue Adams platter came from a San Francisco lifetime collection estate of fine antiques . We have left the old purchase information tag on the back which dates in the 1960s. The cost then was $190.
The glaze has the rich blue hue of pearl ware. This lovely dramatic earthenware Staffordshire platter is in fine condition. There are a couple factory kiln imperfections typical of this early pottery from specks in the clay or kiln. There are no chips or cracks, If you look there is some utensil scrapes from use, again typical of its age. This is one of my personal favorites from this collection of early Staffordshire pottery.
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Platter Adams C1804-40 Blue Transferware Staffordshire Pottery