A cutie! This small (seven inches in diameter) pearlware plate from the Staffordshire pottery district of England has a fairly common decorative touch of a cobalt blue rim enhancing the molded border. The drawing of the waterfowl is not all that common and also quite accomplished in its draftsmanship. This plate has a lot of appeal and is in very good condition, with only a small repaired graze at one point on the rim, and slight normal wear otherwise. Some areas of the glaze don't seem to have fired completely, especially on the back, but it still passed quality control by the potter and made it to the marketplace for sale a couple of hundred years ago.
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