This is a 10 5/8" Empire China Portrait Plate and dates from the early 1890's. It is marked Empire China with a Wreath around the words and has a Crown above the words and the number 854. This Plate was manufactured in America, Ohio River Valley. It's origin is the Steubenville China Company based upon its frequent coupling with the company's mark of "Empire China ". It is a shallow bowl shape and has an artist's signature of " E. Vettori " on the lower right hand side. It has (8) scalloped panels around the plate with a Gold edge. It has (4) Gold scrolling designs in between each panel and has (2) alternating Baskets of Flowers, filled with Roses with trailing green leaves that fade into a light blue. The 1st flower Basket is shaped like a long corset shaped Basket and the 2nd Basket is an oval bowl shape. It has a beautiful portrait of a Brunette that is wearing a delicate Lacey white blouse with a silk Purple shawl / scarf around her shoulders. This Portrait is very large, covering most of the middle and measures 5 1/2" by 5".
Antique Sterling Silver, Jewelry, Napkin Rings, Victorian Objects