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The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad (Incline) 9" Historical Staffordshire Plate

Enoch Wood & Sons Shell Border with Circular Center

Circa 1825-1828: Enoch Wood & Sons produced dark blue historical Staffordshire transferware of American scenes in the two decades following the War of 1812 as a way to rekindle England's trade relationship with the United States. Their shell border with circular center series consists of American and Canadian views, and one of the most desirable scenes in today's market is the B & O Railroad plate with the incline view. Both the incline and level views of the Baltimore and Ohio Railiroad plates were manufactured to commemorate the beginning of the railroad's construction in 1828 and thus were made prior to trains being used in America, thus making these views truly futuristic! The incline view pictures a stationary engine that would literally pull railroad cars up a gentle slope. This example is in excellent conditon with no chips, cracks, or repairs and has very minor expected usage marks visible only when the plate is tilted to the light.

Historical Staffordshire American Scene Philadelphia Library Ridgway

Historical Staffordshire American Scene Philadelphia Library Ridgway

Historical Staffordshire American Scene Philadelphia Library Ridgway

Historical Staffordshire American Scene Philadelphia Library Ridgway

Historical Staffordshire American Scene Philadelphia Library Ridgway

Historical Staffordshire American Scene Philadelphia Library Ridgway

Historical Staffordshire American Scene Philadelphia Library Ridgway

B & O Railroad (Incline) 9" Historical Staffordshire Plate
For Sale: $950

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