These beautiful 8" plates date from the first quarter of the 19th century. You can see an illustration of this "Ship Border" pattern on page 303 in Geoffrey Godden's "An Illustrated Encyclopedia of British Pottery and Porcelain".
The plates have wonderful over-glaze enamel colors of reddish-pink, orange, blue, green, and black. The design is outlined, then colored in by an enameler. The set is in excellent condition. There are no cracks, no chips, no repairs. There is some wear to the ochre outside rims. They have stilt marks (from the kiln) on their backs. They are marked "Spode" in black, and also impressed "SPODE" . The pattern number 3184 is handwritten in red. They date about 1820.
The price listed is for the complete set of 8.
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