Because of the very bright chromium yellow border edged in black, this pattern 'pops'.
Over the years I've found that there are chintz lovers and chintz haters. The allover floral patterns tend to wane and ebb with style trends, but if you are a lover of prints, you probably love chintz regardless of style trends.
It is common speculation, passed from antique dealer to antique dealer, that the development of chintz china from the 1920s coincided with the Great Depression because not only were the pretty floral patterns cheery, but they were also highly accessible and cheap. They were cheap to produce because the patterns were 'decal' transferred and done on earthenware - a less expensive option than bone china.
Because of the earthenware body, chintz tends to 'craze' easily and it is rare to find any examples from that early period (20s-60s) that are without crazing.
This particular plate features a dense pattern of various flowers with birds - a large bird of paradise and another very small bird perched on a branch and well-camouflaged! (see if you can find it).
There is NO crazing on this plate. Also, no chips, cracks, or repairs. Excellent condition.
It is octagonal in shape and measures 9 1/4" from corner to corner across the plate or 8 5/8" across the flat edges. Larger than a salad plate it is probably considered a luncheon plate.
Please note that if still available, we have another one of these plates listed separately.