This pottery plate is known as Arctic Scenery, because of the history it depicts. It was made by Godwin in Staffordshire circa 1835 for the Canadian market to commemorate the explorer Sir Edward William Parry’s Arctic explorations. There are about a dozen different scenes in the series and the plates also came in grey, green, pink and brown. Even though this scene is the most common, it’s still worth $1,000 in perfect condition.
Prepared by John Sewell via johnsewellappraisals.com on Sep 28, 2007