Another in the lovely Lady Alexander Rose pattern is the Bell Bone China two-handled Serving Plate. This pattern 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 trimmed with gold, and the embossed, closed handles are also gold decorated.
This bone china serving plate measures 9-inches in diameter and 10-inches across the handles.
The trade name “Bell” in script is sandwiched between “Fine Bone” and “China, England" in sepia brown. The pattern name, “Lady Alexander Rose,” is stamped below in pink. A pink inverted “V” is above the back stamp.
Bell China was an earlier trade name used circa 1936 to 1949.
The continuous ring of roses around the rim is interrupted by a straight line across where the transfer begins. Like the matching luncheon plates, there are a couple of shallow 1/8th-inch spots along the outer rim that dip and feel slightly rough. These are not highly noticeable. While these may be old nicks, I believe they were created in the factory because the gold is unaffected. There are surface scratches consistent with normal use, but no other condition issues.
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