Unmarked very old blue and white scenic views plate, mid-19th century. This is completely unmarked and is something of a mystery to us.
I've not been able to find this particular scenic view in any of my many reference guides to printed porcelains and pottery, English or Continental. Seems this should be an easy landscape to find (if not in ceramic, then maybe the original engraving) what with the weir at the water.
We'd guess it's age at early 1840s or maybe a little earlier, when the scenic patterns were at their most popular, before copyright posed a difficulty.
But I can't tell you if it's English (British views?), or maybe French or Dutch. It's a pottery, not a porcelain. And you can see the clay quite clearly where the finish wear is at it's worst. But I'm not enough of a specialist to be able to identify this piece by that!
It's about 8 1/2" overall diameter, and though it's worn and somewhat spotted has managed to survive well over 150 years without chips or cracks. All I know for certain of its history is that it has been many years here in rural Wisconsin.