STAFFORDSHIRE AMERICAN HISTORICAL TRANSFER-PRINTED CERAMIC PLATTER, featuring a States series pattern, depicting a manor home with a pair of swans and a boat on a lake in foreground, flanked by patriotic female figures Justice and Liberty on platforms reading "AMERICA AND / INDEPENDENCE", portrait image of George Washington beside Justice, border featuring 15 states enumerated in swags interspersed with stars. Impressed crown mark encircled with "CLEWS WARRANTED STAFFORDSHIRE" to underside. Ralph & James Clews, Cobridge, England. 1814-1834. 16 3/4" x 14".
Literature: Parallels the Armans - Historical Staffordshire, An Illustrated Check-List,
p. 14, pl. 6; Transferware Collectors Club database pattern #3726.
Provenance: From the collection of Nick Routson, Phoenix, AZ.
Skinner, Inc., 10/27/2013, lot 528.
Ex-McClure collection, Brockton, MA (retains collection label).
Undamaged. Manufacturing flaws including stilt marks and minor glaze imperfections, as made.