A fine transfer printed dark blue and white Staffordshire plate in the "Birds and Fruit" pattern. Attributed to John Hall & Sons, Burslem, England.
The central scene features two birds amidst a panoply of fruit, including pears, strawberries, blackberries, grapes, etc. The cavetto and wide rim has a border of flowers and foliage.
The color of this platter is a deep, clear blue, with no blurriness, and with the desired ripple glaze. Condition is excellent, with no cracks, restoration, or staining. There is a small light scratch on one of the central fruits, but it is only really visible upon close examination with the plate tilted to catch the light. The back has typical glaze crackling. The size is 6 5/8".
A nice example of this popular pattern.