This is a beautiful early plate in a printed blue and white chinoiserie pattern and made of a type of earthenware pottery called pearlware, in the very early 19th century, by one of the English Staffordshire Potteries, circa 1810.
This is a large diameter dinner plate, made of a pearlware earthenware pottery having a soft blue tinge to the body, with an indented rim and three stilt marks to the outer base rim from where it was supported in the kiln.
The central pattern is a chinoiserie influenced blue transfer printed design with a dominant Pagoda beside a fir tree to the left hand foreground all in a waterside scene, with fishing boats and other trees and buildings. There is a "Fitzhugh" border all around the outer rim. The blue color is particularly good on this plate with little signs of any use or wear. This plate copies the blue and white Chinese export plates of the time and even has a simulated cut away glazed foot rim in a soft beige color as per Chinese porcelain plates. Note: With a Chinese plate the cutaway foot rim would be un-glazed.
The plate is unmarked to the base as was often the case and may have been one of a large dinner service originally, where only a few of the pieces were marked.
This pearlware dinner plate is in remarkable condition for a piece well over 200 years old and is a fine early example of its type.
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SKU: P 1409
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