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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

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