This lovely large (10-1/4") dinner plate is one of the most classic Worcester transferware patterns: "Royal Lily". Although the pattern was first used by Worcester in the late 18th century, Royal Worcester made this plate between 1876 and 1890. The outer edge is dark red.
The plate is in excellent condition. There are no chips, cracks, or repairs. It rings when tapped. There is wear to the gilding, especially around the 2 central borders.
The backstamp is very blurred, so the actual date mark is illegible. There is also an impressed backstamp with the Royal Worcester mark and the word "vitreous". Royal Worcester Vitreous was a special high-fired earthenware which was used on many "bespoke" services where extra durability was required. The pattern number 9624 is handwritten in red.
I have 4 of these plates available. The price listed is for one plate. If you purchase all 4, your shipping will be combined and reduced.
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