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Molded white clay body w/ colorless glaze. Stilt marks on front and back. Circular plate form w/ slightly shaped edge, wide dished rim, pronounced cavetto and deep well. Incised foot rings. Underglaze blue transfer printed decoration from pattern "Italian Buildings/ R. Hall" (marked in blue). Features central reserve of romanticized garden w/ urns and two women picking flowers; spearhead border. Rim w/ elaborate floral bouquets, sprigs, swags n three repeats.
figure- and animal-derived motifs
women (female humans)
Coffin House (Newbury, Mass.),
Hall, Ralph (Maker)
Tunstall, England, Staffordshire
10.25 (diameter) (inches)
Gift of Margaret E.C. Merriam in memory of her mother Elizabeth Low Coffin Colman
Snyder, Jeffrey B.. Romantic Staffordshire Ceramics. [No Publisher].