Staffordshire “Holyrood House, Edinburgh” Pair of Dinner Plates, Ca. 1840
England Ca. 1840
A good medium blue pair of early 19th century Staffordshire transfer-ware plates with the impressed mark of Enoch Wood & Sons, Burslem. Marked on the back is the name of the view, Holyrood House in Edinburgh. Also known as Holyrood Palace its early construction was built on the grounds of Holyrood Abbey which was built in the 12th century and the entire estate has long been the residence of the British Crown in Scotland. In the 16th century a Gothic palace was added next to the Abbey which appears as an attachment to a much larger palace which was constructed in the late 17th century.
I had difficulty with showing an accurate color tone. The whites are much whiter and the blues are more towards a
slightly darker bluish-black hue.
Very good + antique condition. There are small shallow scattered glaze scratches which are barely noticeable without close inspection. These do not take away from the bright and clean appearance
10 1/8" diameter