Royal Worcester Porcelain Botanical Dessert Plate Heather Pattern Number 8893 Antique dated 1904 Turquoise & white enamel jewelled border pattern
A Royal Worcester Porcelain botanical dessert plate that has been beautifully hand painted with a floral pattern of various Heathers or Ericaceae. The plate has a round plain edge with a border pattern consisting of three gilt bands with jewelled white enamel dots on a turquoise and blue printed geometric pattern border. There is an inner brown transfer printed dagger or spear head border.
The plate has an impressed mark on the back marked on the back with the date code for 1904. King Edward VII was on the throne in the early 20th century when this antique plate was made.
The back is marked with the hand painted pattern number 8893 and a painters mark. There are also impressed marks to the base: 04 and the impressed mark of the the crowned, crescent 51 and W mark, see mark number 4350 in Godden's Encyclopedia of pottery and porcelain marks. We think that the 04 relates to 1904 but, this plate may possibly be 20 years older than this.
The plate is in excellent antique condition - has no chips cracks nor restoration. Please see the images.
This is a great item for any collector of English early 20th century dessert plates, botanical pattern plates, poly-chrome enamel decorated ware or antique Royal Worcester porcelain.
Free UK postage with this item. International delivery at cost.
Height 15/16 inch ( 2.3 cm)
Diameter 9 1/8 inches ( 23.1 cm)
Weight 467 grammes unpacked