Wild Rose was an extremely popular pattern from the 1830's. It is a rustic scene with a cottage by a bridge and two boats in the foreground of a mountainous scene which features a road climbing up to a village. The name describes the floral border. This pattern was used by many potters. This dinner plate has an impressed mark Edge, Malkin & Co. This mark was used 1871-1903 by this Staffordshire pottery. It is heavy earthen ware. The transfer print is in a deep cobalt blue. There are irregularities in the printing on the edges. This is very common on this early transferware. This plate is lightly crazed and has one hairline crack from the edge. The plate measures 10 1/4" in diameter.
Antique Wild Rose Blue Transferware Dinner Plate, Edge, Malkin