PATRICIAN ANTIQUES: STAFFORDSHIRE BLUE TRANSFERWARE 1790 -1850

 

The development of transfer printed decoration on ceramics in England during the last half of the 18th century and its application to blue decorated wares by Staffordshire potters provided good quality table ware for the burgeoning middle class. At that time only underglaze cobalt blue could withstand the heat of the glost ovens and this and the use of glazes containing lead oxide gave the wares the characteristic depth of color and brilliance that made them so successful.

Initially, decoration was naively based on Chinese designs, (Chinoiserie). By 1800 European subjects began to appear mixed with Chinese elements.

Following the end of the Napoleonic Wars in 1815 there was a trade boom and British and European scenes and subjects became the fashion. Views were taken from the popular books of topographical prints of England, Italy, India and other countries and from popular art works and print sources.

Many pieces were made specifically for America. These are generally of a very dark blue color and some are of local American views and patriotic subjects.

Transferware Collectors Club Database of Patterns.

 
 
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 Stock#

 Item Description

 Date

 Maker

 Price

 

26785

 

SERVING DISH , rectangle, 12-1/4 inches x 9-1/4 inches and 3 inches high. "Winter view of Pittsfield, Mass". This dish features the famous old Elm (which was cut down in 1861): the building is the Congregational Church (after a fire in 1851 it was no longer in use). Buildings in the background include the Baptist Church, the Maplewood Institute and the Berkshire Hotel. The border has three reserves that repeat the view of the Church.

Mark: Blue printed Clewes and title and impressed mark.

BROKEN IN TWO AND REGLUED.This is your chance to buy as a shelf piece a large American View item

c.1825 CLEWS $175.00
26742
MUG. 3 inches high. "Elephant with Eastern Border".Showing an elephant and man in a landscape with mountains. There is a pagoda and domed buildings. Similar buildings are featured in the four reliefs in the border. Professional restoration to small rim chip and hairline crack stabilized. Unmarked 1815 STAFFORDSHIRE $225.00
26760
Impressively large PORTER MUG, 5-12 inches high and 4-1/2 inches diameter. Willow pattern variant with a pineapple. Professional restoration to small rim chip and hairline crack stabilized. Unmarked 1820 STAFFORDSHIRE $225.00
26745

STAND, oval 10-1/4 inches by 9 inches. "LONG BRIDGE PATTERN" with pierced basketweave border. Rich dark blue. No marks.
Condition good with two tiny chips on basketweave border.

Reference; Robert Copeland "Spode's Willow Pattern", pages 117-123 for his discussion of these Long Bridge patterns

1800-1810 Probably SPODE $275.00
26506

TEABOWL & SAUCER, 2 inches high, and saucer, 5-1/2 inches diameter, pearlwar.

"Sheep Shearer" rural scene with man in hat kneeling by sheep, holding shears. Floral border.

Unknown make. Unmarked

c.1815 STAFFORDSHIRE $275.00

26487

PLATE , 8-3/4"diameter, "Birds & Fruit"pattern . Two birds eating grapes and other fruit from a large fruit arrangement on a table top. Border with 3 reserves of stylized flower and scrolls alternating a floral section featuring a peony.

Unmarked

c.1815 STAFFORDSHIRE $175.00
40252

ASPARAGUS or ROOT DISH, RARE FORM. Length 12-1/2 inches, width 5 inches.
Decorated in the ETRUSCAN style with a Greek key border and Sphinx medallions on a vermicelli background.
Sepia brown rim. This may be earlier, 1798-1801, from the Knottingley era under Ralph Wedgwood

Lid has been broken in two and restored. Chip to footrim.

No marks

c.1800-1810 FERRYBRIDGE YORKSHIRE $295.00

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TEAPOT, 6-1/2" high. "Chinese Vase Pattern"or "Basket, Brick and Vase". Rectangular cushion shape with parapet and "D" shaped handle. Blue net background. The design shows a vase and basket both with plants and an oriental box. The design is the same on both sides. Marks: blue printed stone china in a rectangle and an impressed makers name in circle.
c.1820
J & R CLEWS $295.00

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 CHILD'S MUG, 3"high. Blue transfer of a Romantic scene featuring a vase of flowers and ornate buildings. Unmarked.

 c.1830
 STAFFORDSHIRE

$110.00

25254 M0RE PHOTOS

JUG/PITCHER, 6" high. "Italian Scenery". With two scenes of a man and a woman standing on the bank of a river with sailing boats. Town and buildings in the distance. Unmarked. Number 25 In blue on base.

c.1820 WOOD $225.00

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SUGAR BOX,7" high x 8-1/4" wide. "Ancient Tomb at Boglipore". The scene shows a domed building and palm trees by a river with a boat. The pattern is copied from Charles Forrest's A Picturesque Tour along the Rivers Ganges and Jumna in India. Eagle head handles. Impressed mark.
Reference "India on Transferware" by Michael Sack, page 216.

c.1820 ADAMS $225.00

 

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PUNCH BOWL, 12 inch diameter by 4-3/4 inch high "Monopteros"; showing The Remains of an Ancient Building near Firoz Shah's Cotilla, Delhi.

Based on an aquatint in "Oriental Scenery" by Thomas Daniell.

 c.1820

JOHN ROGER

& SONS

 $2,250.00

 

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TEABOWL, 2-1/4 inches high by 3-3/4 inches diameter."Basket of Flowers" showing an open work basket filled with large blooms on a net background

Unmarked

 c.1825
STAFFORDSHIRE 

 $95.00

 

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TEACUP, 2-1/4 inches high by 3-3/4 inches diameter."Basket of Flowers" showing an open work basket filled with large blooms on a net background

Unmarked

 c.1825
STAFFORDSHIRE 

 $95.00

 

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SUGAR BOX, 5 inches high by 7-1/2 inches wide. "Basket of Flowers" showing an open work basket filled with large blooms

Mark: impressed Adam and eagle

Lid now missing

 c.1825
ADAMS 

 $155.00

 

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TEA BOWL. "Landing of General Lafayette at New York 1824".The color is a deep blue. There are two images of the ships sailing into New York harbor and two oval panels with the words "Landing of General Lafayette at New York 1824".
Unmarked.

c. 1825
J & R CLEWS

 $175.00

40253

TEA BOWL & SAUCER. Diameter of saucer 5-1/4". "Moses in the bull rushes". The print shows Pharoah's daughter and her maid discovering Moses floating in his wicker basket. Charming print in rich blue with good detail. Unmarked. Two small areas of enamel flaking to the rim edge of saucer.

 c. 1825
BRITISH

Unknown maker

  $225.00

 

 

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TEA BOWL & SAUCER, diameter saucer 5-3/4 inches. Bowl in London shape. Pattern "Corinthian Ornament". Rich deep blue. Scallop shells and flowers with acanthus leaves. Impressed circular mark with Clews and crown. Cartouche with pattern name.  1818-1834 CLEWS

 $225.00

 

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PLATE, 8", shaped rim, "CASTLE AND BRIDGE" pattern showing a boat with two figures fishing with a net. Interesting border of trees and houses that repeats part of well pattern. Dark to medium blue. Unmarked.


1790-1828

HENSHALL & Co

$175.00

 

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PLATE, 9-3/4" "ROMANTIC RUINS" light blue transfer showing a woman traveler on a donkey led by a guide in front of a ruined arch. Floral & foliage border.

 1820-25
 CLEWS

$175.00

 

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PLATE, 10", "Wild Rose", named for its border. Shows figures in boats on a river by a thatched cottage with a large house in the distance. Taken from the print of Nunham Courtenay in Oxfordshire. Medium to light blue. Unmarked.

 c.1835
STAFFORDSHIRE  
$165.00

 

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SOUP PLATE, 9-12", "Guy's Cliff", Warwickshire. Showing a large mansion by a river with a fisherman and companion. The border has eight reserves each showing a different ruin. Good medium blue. Unmarked.

 c.1815
STAFFORDSHIRE  $185.00

 

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PLATE , 6- 1/2". Dark blue transfer. Border of grape vine with grapes. Well with framed view of "The Coliseum, Regent's Park" from the London Views series. Mark on reverse. Made for US market.

 
c.1830
ENOCH WOOD

& SONS

 $195.00


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PLATE, 10", Medium to light blue transfer. Oak leaf and floral border. "Italian Scenery", showing Ponte de Palazzo near Florence. Mountain scenery with a winding road and figures. Oak leaf and floral border. Unmarked.

 
c.1825
UNKNOWN
Possibly LEEDS
 $185.00

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BOWL, 6-1/2"diameter. "Man, Dog and Castle" pattern, the print shows a man seated by a tree with his dog in a landscape with a castle in the background.

Reference: The pattern database of the Transferware Collectors Club shows a jug with the same pattern under English Genre scenes.

 c.1820
STAFFORDSHIRE $275.00

 

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PLATE 10-1/2". From a series of seven scenes from the paintings of Sir David Wilkie. R.A. made for the American market. "The Valentine" a brilliant dark blue. Floral & scroll border. Mark; impressed and titled in blue.

c.1830

J & R CLEWS

$475.00

 

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Feeding Cup , RARE FORM, lambrequin and garland decoration, the spout showing a landscape with standing woman. There is a stain to the tip of spout and a hairline crack on the top cover.

c.1835

DAVENPORT

$275.00

 

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PICKLE DISH, 5-1/2' long. Pearlware. Leaf shaped with serrated rim , the reverse realistically molded with veins. "Blue Willow" pattern .Transfer shows smear on border. Unmarked.

1790-1800

 STAFFORDSHIRE

$225.00

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PLATE. 8-3/4"diameter. Egg & dart border and grotto style trees with rose & thistle. "Guildhall, London". Dark brilliant blue, made for the American market. Mark: impressed TAM's circle mark with eagle.

 c.1825
 S.TAMS & Co.

 $395.00

 

 

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SAUCE BOAT, 4"high x 7-1/4"long". "Fisherman's hut" or "Fisherman's return". Made for the American market. Mark impressed"E".

 c.1825
STAFFORDSHIRE  $275.00

 

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SOUP PLATE, 9-1/2" diameter. Shaped rim & unusual border of leafy branches. "Bisham Abbey" in Berkshire, showing a wooded landscape with a large house and two figures by a pond. Apart from the figures the design looks very stylized and like needlework Medium blue. Impressed Davenport and anchor

  1810-1815
DAVENPORT  $215.00

 

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Sugar Box & cover, 6" high, 6-1/2" long. Rectangular form with parapet and domed lid. Deep blue pattern, "Couple with Dogs "also known as "The Gleaner and the Gallant" shows a standing man with two dogs talking to a kneeling woman holding stalks of corn. Probably based on a scene from an early 19th century novel or play. Unmarked. .

  c.1825
STAFFORDSHIRE  $275.00

 

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PLATE, 9-1/2", "Batalha" pattern. Batalha is a town in Portugal, 50 miles north of Lisbon. The large building is the Dominican Monastery,which contains the remains of Henry the Navigator. Title in ribbon on reverse with rose spray. DEEP RICH BLUE.

c.1830
STAFFORDSHIRE  $205.00

 

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Large Tea Bowl & Saucer , 2-1/4" high, 6-1/2" diameter. large flower border. "Herons and Kingfisher" pattern. The print center show two herons by water, with a kingfisher in a tree, in a landscape with a castle in the distance. Unmarked.

 c.1820
YORKSHIRE

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STAFFORDSHIRE

$225.00
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