Dark Blue Staffordshire Plate, The Valentine Ca. 1825
England Ca. 1825
A dark blue and white transfer ware plate made and marked by Clews. The printed title on the back side is “The Valentine – From Wilkie’s Designs”. The scene shows an interior of a tavern with a man reading a letter, a child, a dog, two other patrons and a barmaid.
The original painting or drawing for this may have been done by the well known and prolific Scottish artist Sir David Wilkie.
This was a difficult item to get an accurate color representation of. The blues are much darker and the white areas much whiter than appears in the photos.
Very good + condition. No repairs or chips only some small scattered glaze scratches. A nice clean and bright example.
10 1/4" diameter