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Deep bowl form with molded step at flared, scalloped rim, terminating in wide mouth. Underglaze brown transfer-printed design of "Canova" pattern: overall classical [Venetian?] scene with urn at right and gondola and temple at left; rim with scenic reserves of ship and urn alternating with floral reserves on stippled ground; white clay body.
Printed mark: ""T. & J. Mayer""
Original to Sayward-Wheeler House (York Harbor, Me.),
Mayer, Thomas, John (Maker)
Longport, England; Longport, England, Staffordshire
4.5 x 12.25 (HxW) (inches)
Gift of the heirs of Elizabeth Cheever Wheeler