STAFFORDSHIRE AMERICAN HISTORICAL TRANSFER-PRINTED CERAMIC SOUP PLATE, featuring a States series pattern, depicting Lartington, Yorkshire with a couple and sheep 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. 8 3/4" D.
Literature: The Armans - Historical Staffordshire, An Illustrated Check-List,
p. 14, pl. 5; Transferware Collectors Club database pattern #2078.
Provenance: From the collection of Nick Routson, Phoenix, AZ.
Ex-collection of Richard Marden, Wolfeboro, NH.
Undamaged, having some minor wear including to well rim and light short scattered scratches from use. Manufacturing flaws including stilt marks, as made.