A Royal Worcester Porcelain dessert plate transfer printed and beautifully hand coloured in the "Indian Tree" or "Bowpot" pattern and marked on the back with the date code for 1909. King Edward VII was on the throne in the early 20th century when this antique plate was made. The plate has a round plain edge with a brown enamel band and Greek key outer border, there is a diaper or cell inner border with floral scrolls and butterflies.
The central image is of a low square Chinese table with a vase on it. There is an overly large flower sprouting from the vase as well as two peony branches all decorated with brightly coloured enamels. This pattern is on the Transferware Collectors Club database where it is listed named "Bowpot" record number 1507. This is the same name given to a similar pattern produced by Spode but usually seen in blue and white. However, we have also seen it listed as Indian Tree, although the usual pattern of that name the tree sprouts from the ground and not from a vase.
There are impressed marks to the base 10M and the number 63 along purple transfer printed crowned standard Worcester mark with 17 date code dots around it, which equates to 1909.
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, transfer printed ware, poly-chrome enamel decorated ware or antique Worcester porcelain.
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Height 15/16 inch ( 2.3 cm)
Diameter 9 1/8 inches ( 23.1 cm)
Weight 406 grammes unpacked