Blue Transferware Plate and Soup Plate-Guy’s Cliff by Enoch Wood & Sons

Here’s an example of one of our favorite potters. Enoch Wood & Sons created the grapevine border series from prints by John Preston Neale in his Views of the Seats of Noblemen and Gentlemen in England and Wales, Scotland and Ireland, between 1818 and 1829.

The grapevine border is quite distinctive. It is a dark blue with vine leaves and tendrils and bunches of grapes. The plate series was produced from 1818-1846.

This is the English Manor house “Guy’s Cliff” in Warwickshire. It has a long history and is said to be the inspiration for the movie “The Haunting”. We have included a postcard of the estate in all of its 18th century glory. The house was built in 1751 in the Palladian style and additions were made until 1818. It now stands in ruins.

The number of the design is WGB 30. It comes in a 10” plate and a 10” soup plate. We have both in our collection and for sale.


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