Here is a fine historical blue plate by Enoch Wood, the father of Staffordshire porcelain, in his "London Views" series. This plate features St. Philips Chapel, Regent's Street, England. The title is clearly printed on the back and the impressed mark "Wood" appears. This is a very early mark and may actually date to the 18th century. The plate is certainly no later than 1825. One of the fine features of this plate is its color--referred to as "historical blue". Among blue and white porcelain, it stands out for its color alone. There is very little white in the design, yet the design is clear and detailed. The plate is a large one, 10.25 inches in diameter. The white spot at about the 11:00 position is not a chip but a place where the transfer did not occur. In fact, there are no chips and no cracks, quite unusual for a piece of this age. I cannot overemphasize the remarkably good condition of this plate.