This a wonderful early ironstone china dinner plate, circa 1865-1880, in the Moss Rose pattern. A definite variant to the more conventional moss rose patterns. The plate is simply stamped "D & D", which I am unable to identify; it may be American or English in origin. The lithographed transfer consists of clusters and doubles of lush pink moss rose blossoms on green stems, variegated green. blue and brown leaves with sprigs of other spring flowers. There are embossed designs on either side of the plate along with a gold edge and highlights.
The dinner plate measures 10" across and is stamped "D & D". There are no cracks, chips or repairs; the gold trim is worn and there is overall crazing. Rare ironstone mark and moss rose pattern.