16 1/2" Historical Staffordshire Platter:
Cape Coast Castle on the Gold Coast Africa
Superb Condition, Excellent Contrast, Crisp Transferl!
Circa 1820-1840: This stunning Enoch Woods historical Staffordshire platter in the highly desirable dark blue transfer with classic shell border depicts ships anchored just off Cape Coast Castle, which was used in the early 19th century transatlantic slave trade that delivered slaves from Africa's Gold Coast to American shores. This large 16 1/2" x 12 3/4" and graphically appealing platter is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, or repairs and only a few minor knife marks barely visible only when the platter is tilted toward the light. It is difficult to find early items related to the American slave trade, and this platter is an important representation of how the labor force that helped build our cities and plant our fields came to America.
!6 1/2" Historical Staffordshire Platter: Cape Coast Castle
on the Gold Coast Africa