STAUGHTON’S CHURCH, PHILADELPHIA: ACORN AND OAK LEAF BORDER SERIES,’ EXTREMELY RARE STAFFORDSHIRE DARK BLUE TRANSFER-PRINTED CUP PLATE, RALPH STEVENSON & WILLIAMS, COBRIDGE, CIRCA 1825.

Est. $800-$1,200

Sold: $1,200 ($1,000)

The white rim edge embossed in an egg-and-dart pattern, impressed “STEVENSON,” incorrectly titled on a ribbon banner “OCTAGON CHURCH, BOSTON” in underglaze-blue. Diameter 4 ⅛ inches.

Provenance: Garth’s Auctions, Delaware, Ohio, April 11, 2003, lot 448.

Literature: An identical cup plate is illustrated in David and Linda Arman, “Anglo-American Ceramic Cup Plates,” Part I, p. 26, n. 96; and in Richard H. and Virginia A. Wood, “Historical China Cup Plates,” n. 88.