A castle standing among old ruins is depicted on this Staffordshire blue transferware 10-1/2" diameter plate, ca 1900. Five cartouches carry the same motif in a similar design with the castle and ruins in a 2-1/2" wide rim around the edge of the plate as well. On the back of the earthenware plate is the name, "Genoa" in blue inside a fancy elliptical frame. Above that is the name, "Grimwades", and below is the name, "Davenport, Made in England". This pattern and the pattern name was used by the Davenports with the Davenport anchor mark. Grimwades probably acquired some of their designs, not having started in business until 1900. The plate is in very good condition, having no chips, cracks or repairs. There is a bit of age discoloration on the underside, as well as some crazing, not detracting from the beauty of this lovely piece of pottery. Great for a gift or to indulge yourself! Thank you for looking.
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