A Brown Westhead and Moore porcelain dessert plate, of wonderful quality, beautifully hand painted with a central pink and cream striped coloured tea rose with buds. It has a very distinctive moulded border rim with six equally spaced gilded stylised quatrefoil leaf shapes each interspersed with twelve short ribs. This rim is exquisitely gilded. This plate shape is sometimes seen with the ribs pierced and was registered to protect the copyright design on 3rd July 1865.
The company of Brown, Westhead and Moore operated from Cauldon Works (formerly Ridgways) at Cauldon Place, Hanley, Staffordshire. The firm eventually became Cauldon Ltd. This plate dates from around 1866 in the third quarter of the 19th century during the reign of Queen Victoria.
The plate 9 9/16 inches (24.2 cm) diameter and 11/16 inches (1.7 cm) high, it weighs 455 grammes unpacked. It is unmarked as is often the case with items from this factory.
It is in very good antique condition with just some very minor rubbing to the enamel and gilding, no chips, cracks nor restoration. Small frit to the jolly mark on the back. Please see the images.
Bergesen's price guide to British Ceramics page 397 illustration 2.
National Archive records at Kew reference BT 43/68/187972