Antique English Staffordshire platter made by Ridgway, Sparks and Ridgway C. 1873-1879. This is a transferware platter with a flow blue background. The flowers and details are handpainted. Japanica is the name of the pattern. The wire hanger was put on this platter many years ago and could be easily removed. This is a large platter that measures approx. 14 1/8" by 17 1/4".
There is a chip on the front edge that is in the photos. There is also a hairline crack a few inches below the chip. This is still a beautiful platter and priced accordingly.
We have 5 platters in the Japanica pattern in various sizes.