Pair Antique Pottery Blue and White Plates Wild Rose Nuneham Courtenay c 1825
A very collectable and attractive pair of antique blue and white transfer ware plates dating from around 1825. The plates feature the Nuneham Courtenay pattern with a Wild Rose border. This is referenced in the printed mark on the back, which does not give the maker's details just Stone China.
We think however, they are possibly by John Ridgway who used this mark and also the pattern.The idyllic scene shows the house and parkland of Nuneham Courtenay, owned by the Earl of Harcourt and sited near Oxford. The grounds were landscaped by Capability Brown and this scene shows his riverside walk with the lock keeper's cottage in the foreground.
The plates measure 9 inches and together weigh 867g The plates are in good antique condition with a glaze scratch to one and some crazing and discolouration commensurate with age and use.