Blue Onion China Set Wood & Sons-Set for 4-Burslem England
Blue Onion blue and white stoneware.
Set of 4 10" dinner plates, 4 bread and butter plates, 4 cups, 4 saucers, and 4 cereal bowls.
Information on back: Ralph 1750 Moses 1751 Enoch 1784.
Manufactured by Wood & Sons, Burslem England.
According to wikipedia, "Enoch Wood (1759–1840) was an English potter and businessman, from one of the major families in Staffordshire pottery. Starting as a modeler, he established a successful business in Burslem in the Staffordshire Potteries, from 1790-1818 trading as Wood and Caldwell. In the 18th century they produced many Staffordshire figures, which Wood modeled himself, and other types of earthenware and stoneware. After 1818 his company, now Enoch Wood & Sons, produced large quantities of blue and white transfer-printed tableware in earthenware, much of which was exported to America. Enoch Wood died in 1840, and the business closed in 1845; finances were affected by a loss of trade with America, and by his children claiming their legacies."
This dinnerware does not appear to be antique. It has a very nice look, and is in very good condition.
This pattern is quite similar to Meissen's Blue Onion pattern, and may be a copy of it.