‘WHITE HOUSE, WASHINGTON: SHELL BORDER-CIRCULAR CENTER,’ EXTREMELY RARE AND UNIQUE STAFFORDSHIRE DARK BLUE TRANSFER-PRINTED CUP PLATE, ENOCH WOOD & SONS, BURSLEM, 1819-46.Est. $5,000-$7,000
Sold: $7,800 ($6,500)
Impressed factory mark and letter “V.” Diameter 4 ⅝ inches.
Provenance: William & Teresa Kurau Antiques, Lampeter, Pennsylvania, November 23, 2005.
Literature: The offered lot is illustrated in Richard H. and Virginia A. Wood, “Historical China Cup Plates,” n. 104; an identical cup plate is illustrated in David and Linda Arman, “Anglo-American Ceramic Cup Plates,” Part I, p. 31, n. 123.The drawing by George Catlin and engraved by J.L. Frederick, titled “A Front View of the President’s House, as it appeared during Jefferson’s Administration. Took office, 1801.”