OCTAGON CHURCH, BOSTON: ACORN AND OAK LEAF BORDER SERIES,’ EXTREMELY RARE STAFFORDSHIRE DARK BLUE TRANSFER-PRINTED CUP PLATE, RALPH STEVENSON & WILLIAMS, COBRIDGE, CIRCA 1825.
The white rim edge embossed in an egg-and-dart pattern, impressed “STEVENSON.” Diameter 4 ⅛ inches.
Provenance: Garth’s Auctions, Delaware, Ohio, April 11, 2003, lot 512.
Literature: An identical cup plate is illustrated in David and Linda Arman, “Anglo-American Ceramic Cup Plates,” Part I, p. 26, n. 93; and in Richard H. and Virginia A. Wood, “Historical China Cup Plates,” n. 86.