STAFFORDSHIRE AMERICAN HISTORICAL TRANSFER-PRINTED CERAMIC CUP PLATE, extremely rare, possibly unique, featuring the Landing of Gen. La Fayette at Castle Garden, 16 August 1824 in an oval medallion to center with full floral border. Impressed crown mark encircled with "CLEWS WARRANTED STAFFORDSHIRE" to underside. Ralph & James Clews, Cobridge, England. 1814-1834. 4 3/8" D.
Literature: Parallels the Armans - Anglo-American Ceramic Cup Plates - Part I,
p. 8, pl. 6; Transferware Collectors Club database pattern #2074.
Provenance: From the collection of Nick Routson, Phoenix, AZ.
Northeast Auctions, 10/2003.
Ex-collection of Gilbert Hahn.
Catalogue Note: In the Armans' cup plate book, they state that a similar plate was "offered for sale by R. & V. Wood in the 1970's." The image of the plate in their book on page 8 is a computer generated replica.
Excellent visual condition having professional restoration to front rim flake/chip.