Wedgwood Sicilian Pattern soup dish, blue and white transfer printed design in the Wedgwood landscape series. This design is known as the Sicilian pattern, with a floral or botanical border known as the Blue Rose border series which was very popular in the 1830s period.
The transfer printed pattern shows a twin masted sailing ship, actually a brig, with sails set as sun shades scene. There are four other smaller vessels nearby, one of them a small sailing boat with the mast and sail laid down being rowed away from a rocky shore. There are two tall buildings to the left of this scene, one could be described as a large Italian style mansion, with a walled village or town in the background. At the back of the scene a smoking volcano, which is probably Mount Etna and possibly Rocca di Novara to the left of it so the scene is probably somewhere to the north of the island.
This pattern is recorded on the Transfer collectors club database as Harbour Scene (iii). This highly decorative and collectable antique earthenware blue and white transfer ware soup dish, plate or bowl has an impressed mark on the back Wedgwood along with two impressed Hs.
The plate measures 9 3/4 inches diameter by 1 1/2 inches high and weighs 415g unpacked. It is in excellent antique condition with no chips cracks nor restoration. The glaze is slightly crazed and the original hanging frame is still attached.
This is a nice example of antique blue and white transfer ware by a very well known and highly collected - ideal to add to any collection.