Early 19th Century Riley's Dromedary Pattern Platter
A very attractive 19th Century blue and white 'Dromedary Pattern' platter. This antique Staffordshire piece is surrounded by a border of garden flowers and foliage, the central area has a desert scene showing a man holding a camel by a halter with date palms and three pyramids in the distance. This distinctive platter in a good rich blue was produced by John and Richard Riley at their Burslem pottery which was established in 1802. They produced fine blue printed ware until the firm closed in 1828. The condition of the platter is good, there has been minor restoration to a small area of the rim, this has been extremely well done and is not obvious. The front glaze is in good order, there is slight wear to the glaze at the back, understandable on an item in use for almost 200 years, our photographs show this clearly and as you can see this is not detrimental and does not detract from the beauty of this platter. There is an imprest mark '16' on the back. A good 19th Century blue and white platter in a desirable pattern to add decorative interest to any interior.
Width: 16.5" (42cm)
Depth: 12.5" (32cm)