Two plates or shallow soup bowls, made by Powell and Bishop, Staffordshire Hanley, circa 1880. The pattern is Egersund, a fine example of early brown on white aesthetic transferware.
The bowls or plates are 9" across and 1 1/4" high. Both have very mild crazing. One bowl has no damage, the second has 3 minor nicks (one very minor) on the underside of the rim and a very faint hairline. The nicks are not visible from the top, and the plate displays well.
Both bowls have the caduceus or Hermes mark with helmet, used Powell and Bishop from about 1876 - 1884
Two Powell and Bishop Aesthetic Transferware Plates - Egersund - circa 1880