This is a pretty pair of early soft paste underplates in a pattern that is known as sprig. They were made in England and date to the mid 1800's. They have a pretty simple hand painted pattern of green leaves and bright reddish leaves. The edges are beautifully scalloped.
These plates would have been used under a sauce boat or tureen.
The plates measures approximately 8" in diameter.
They are both numbered in red on the back 185.
There are no cracks, chips or crazing. There are light utensil marks and imperfections in the pottery. There is wear on the glaze from use. The flower in the center of one plate is more faded from use than that on the other plate. Please examine the pictures carefully.
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Two 19th Century English Sprig Ware Underplates Red Leaves