Yellow Garage dealer Willowgreen Antiques presents a historical blue Staffordshire transferware cup plate by Enoch Wood & Sons. Enoch Wood, (1759-1840) was born into a highly regarded family of Staffordshire potters. As a youth he studied drawing and anatomy to become a prominent pottery modeller of his time. In 1783 Wood established his first successful earthenware business in Burslem in the Staffordshire potteries. From 1790-1818 Enoch partnered with James Caldwell, building a new factory at Fountain Place in Burslem. Together they manufactured many Staffordshire figures which Wood is credited as modelling himself, as well as a variety of earthenware and stoneware. Wood’s three sons joined the company following their father’s amicable buy-out of Caldwell. Enoch Wood & Sons manufactured substantial quantities of blue and white transfer-printed earthenware, much of which was exported to America. The cup plate is the third in the small series of Wood’s Trefoil Border Series. The plate depicts a lovely cottage in the woods surrounded by flora and framed with the highly sought after Trefoil border. This plate was offered only in the Trefoil border and not the shell border variety adding to its desirability. The stunning deep blue plate remains in fine antique condition with no chips, cracks or flakes. An incised “Wood” mark is clearly shown on the plate’s back. With its rich color and classic design this offering would only enhance an antique Staffordshire collection.
3 1/2” Diameter
Antique Blue Staffordshire Transferware Cup Plate, Circa 1820