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 grand size platter measures approx. 17 1/4" by 21". We have 5 platters in the Japanica pattern in various sizes.