STAFFORDSHIRE TRANSFER-PRINTED CAMEL MOTIF CERAMIC PLATES, LOT OF FIVE, each having blue transfer scene, comprising four examples featuring Dromedary pattern depicting a camel standing with handler and three pyramids in background, and one with Camel pattern featuring a figure astride a camel, water buffalo to left, and an imposing circular structure in background. Marks to underside include Camel example with additional printed merchant mark "J Ladyman. / King's Arms / Lancaster" and impressed "ROGERS". John & Richard Riley, Burslem; John Rogers & Son, Longport, England. Second quarter 19th century. 8 5/8" to 10" D.
Literature: Transferware Collectors Club database patterns #1045 and #1049.
Two Dromedary examples undamaged; one Dromedary example with radial hairlines and one with hairline to well underside that does not appear to go through to front; Camel example with chip to rim underside.
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From the David J. Baker collection, Garrison, NY.