A fine, early 19th century Staffordshire soup bowl transfer decorated in the rare and charming 'Fisherman's Hut' pattern. The clear, crisp transfer depicts a fisherman with his creel, nets and oars standing by the doorway of his hut, his wife and child beside a basket of the day's catch, his dog romping, boats on the water, a village and church in the background bordered with a detailed, exuberant floral and fauna design.
The bowl measures 10" in diameter by 1 1/4" deep and is in very good undamaged condition. There are no chips, cracks or restorations. As mentioned, the transfer is clear and crisp and it's a lovely deep blue set on a pristine white ground. The glaze is still very lustrous. The manufacturer of this pattern remains unknown, although it is widely believed it was designed for the American market.
Pictures of pieces decorated with this pattern can be found on page 98 of 'Romantic Staffordshire Ceramics' by Jeffery B. Snyder.