Hampshire Pottery decorated dish.
This dish was made by the Hampshire Pottery of Keene, New Hampshire, which later made fine matte glaze wares similar to Grueby Pottery. This early piece, circa 1880s, is done in a style that Hampshire called "Royal Worcester." Similar wares made at the Rookwood Pottery are described as "Limoges style."
The dish is molded with an intricately scalloped edge, and nicely hand painted on a cream/yellow background.
The condition is very good, with some wear to the gilded edge. There is light crazing, with a number of tiny imperfections in the glaze that are common to this early Hampshire ware.
Clearly marked with the early stamped Hampshire Pottery mark.
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