Each of this set of flow blue dessert plates measure 7 1/2" in diameter. The blue is a deep cobalt blue. The scalloped edge is gilded and sponged around the rim. This is a rare pattern. The bottom is marked GTM Stoke ORCHID Rd. No. 970654. This is the George Thomas Mountford Staffordshire pottery 1888-98. There are the beautiful orchids as well as birds and butterflies. 2 of the plates have a tiny edge chip. All 4 are crazed. The gilding is worn on all four. The price is for the set.
Lovely Gilded Flow Blue Plates (4), ORCHID, GTM, 1888-98