All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Pre 1837 VR item #1351443 (stock #G1-S6502)
This is a rare soup plate for the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad circa, 1830's. It is by Enoch Wood & Sons, Burslem, Staffordshire, England. It features Tom Thumb on flat plain. The Tom Thumb was the first American built steam locomotive to operate on a common carrier. It is dark blue with a shell border. The diameter is 10 1/4 inches. There is glaze crazing on the back. The front is mint. Impressed mark.