A good 19th century Quebec scenic Staffordshire platter imported by Quebec china merchant Francis Thomas circa 1885. One of the most difficult to find scenes (and in my opinion the best of the Quebec views), this transferware image is titled "Quebec Harbor & Levis" and depicts a panoramic view overlooking Levi with a harbour packed with tall-masted merchant ships. The platter is bordered by sinister-looking beavers amongst maple leaves.
The platter is a large 18" x 14.5" and in fine condition. Some minor wear and scuffing to the backside. No chips or cracks. You would be hard-pressed to find a nicer example. An identical piece can be found in the McCord Stewart Museum in Montreal.