A pearlware dish with arcaded (pierced edge) rim and basket moulded shoulder. The centre is blue under-glaze transfer printed with the ‘Eastern Street Scene’ design. The arcaded rim is blue painted. No foot ring. Three small trivet / spur scars in triangle formation in plate well.
This print is attributed to John and Richard Riley, Burslem, Staffordshire, whose business flourished 1802-1828. According to Coysh & Henrywood, ‘The Dictionary of Blue White Pottery 1780-1880 Vol.I’ (2001), p.121, the scene is “a composite of two prints by T. and W. Daniell from their ‘Oriental Scenery’ (Part I + II).” “The tree on the left is from ‘View on the Chitpore Road, Calcutta’ (Part II, 2)”.
193mm wide, 20mm deep.
Four very small glaze flake chips on rim, plus several fleabites. A tiny hairline (approx. 30mm) from rim which is visible on back only.