Georgian Blue and White Pearlware Plate Boy On A Buffalo Pattern c 1800
An antique Staffordshire blue and white transfer printed octagonal indented pearlware plate showing the Chinoiserie pattern, Boy on a Buffalo. It dates to the late 18th century to early 19th century, the late Georgian period circa 1795 to 1810 when George III was on the throne.
This Chinese design inspired pattern has a main focal point in the mid foreground of a tall standing figure in front of a cheery looking buffalo with a boy on its back. Behind the tall adult figure is another boy who appears to be picking flowers.
There are a few Chinese style buildings, one pagoda type with an upper floor has another figure looking out of a window. There are a number of other Chinoiserie elements including a tree sprouting out of a hanging rock on the right hand side. There is a rocky island at the top with a large clump of bamboo growing on it. The plate has a floral and diaper cell inner and outer border, the outer one has butterflies around it.
A number of potters made this pattern including Spode, Cambrian, Davenport, John Harrison, Thomas Hawley, Thomas Wolfe and other unknown Staffordshire potters.
The plate has flat base without a footrim and has a deep cavetto, it stands 1 1/4 inches high and is 9 3/4 inches in diameter, some collectors may call this a soup dish. It weighs a total of 454 grammes unpacked.
The plate is in very good antique condition, it has crack to the rim at the 6.30 point, glaze crazing stilt marks and minor glaze fritting. Please see the images.
This is a very attractive plate for display and will be of particular interest to collectors of Chinoiserie and English blue and white transferware.
Transferware collectors club database pattern number 17046