RARE STAFFORDSHIRE TRANSFERWARE WARMING PLATE
Fresh from our recent buying trip to Enlgand, we are pleased to offer this stunningly beautiful “Arctic Scenery” warming plate, a very generous 11 1/2 inches across, transfer printed in blue. Never seen this form in this amazing pattern.
The scalloped rim plate features cartouches of wild animals each separated by garlands of flowers, surrounding a central image of Eskimos and their dogs with huge ice formations in the background.
The animals in the borders are said to come from copperplate engravings from two sources: Bewick's "General History of Quadrupeds" and William Jardine's "Natural History". The central image is from the 1821 and 1824 illustrated exploration journals of Sir Edward Parry from his travels in the northern part of Canada.
Great condition with light utensil marks and a chip along the back rim. Displays beautifully. An outstanding example of an extremely rare and spectacularly beautiful series!
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