Rare Antique Royal Worcester Brown Ivy Dinner Plate circa 1883
Royal Worcester dates all the way back to the 18th century when it was first founded in 1751 by Dr. John Wall and William Davis in Worcester, England. Now considered one of the oldest porcelain manufacturers in England, it has a long illustrious past of making dinnerware for royal families beginning with the Duke of Gloucester in 1770.
This brown and white Royal Worcester dinner plate was made in 1883, just one year before the Prince and Princess of Wales (Edward VII and Alexandra) came to visit the factory. It features a brown ivy pattern that is very hard to find today, and just like most antique dishes, the front-facing pattern is just as interesting as the marks that appear on the backside.
Two pieces of antique art in one, the back reveals a very pretty factory mark of a crown sitting on top of a globe-like circle with curly swirly letters inside. Underneath the circle is a small "U" which represents the time code for 1883, when this plate was made. There are also two other impressed marks on the back. One that looks to be the number 13 and the other an illegible word.
So pretty for fall and winter decorating, this plate is a beautiful choice for displaying baked goods like homemade brownies, cookies, fudge or chocolate layer cake. It's also a beautiful companion piece to this set of antique ironstone dinner plates.
- Rare hard-to-find pattern
- Colors include espresso, grey clay and bright white
- Stamped on back with maker's mark
In beautiful antique condition. This plate contains no stains, spots, chips or cracks except for a small barely visible stress crack on back. Stress cracks are caused by someone setting the plate down to hard on a hard surface but they do not bleed through to the front and do not harm the integrity of the plate in any way.
This plate measures 9.75" inches (diameter) and weighs just a smidge over 1 lb.