The lovely Lady Alexander Rose pattern of these two Bone China Luncheon Plates may bear the marks of either Bell China or Queen Anne as both were trade names of Shore & Coggins when Thomas C. Wild & Sons was the parent company. Lady Alexander Rose is decorated with a continuous ring of large rose blossoms in realistic shades of dusty pink to deep burgundy rose encircling the rim. Each blossom is highlighted with green leaves and a glimpse of a stem, with wispy pale blue foliage as accents. A matching spray of two rose blossoms is in the center of the plate. The scalloped rim is generously trimmed with gold.
Each of these plates measures 8-inches in diameter.
Each is stamped with a color miniature of-of the pink rose motif followed by “Queen Ann, Fine Bone China, England" in green. The pattern name, “Lady Alexander Rose” is arched above the miniature rose. A trio of small pink dots accompanies the back stamp on each. This mark with the Queen Anne trade name was used circa 1949-1966.
The continuous ring of roses around the rim is interrupted on one of the plates by a straight line across where the transfer begins. The transfer on the other plate is seamless. Each plate has a 1/16th-inch spot along the outer rim that feels slightly rough and the gold is a little uneven. While these may be old nicks, I believe they were created in the factory because the gold covers the spot and they are the same on both plates. As vintage pieces, they are not perfect and show minor surface scratches, but both plates are still lovely.
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