This very dark, flow blue Staffordshire plate dates to circa 1849-1859. It was made at the Podmore, Walker & Company pottery in Tunstall, Staffordshire, England. It is marked "pearl stoneware".
We've included pictures of the "oddities". You can see the "stilt marks", which are common. They come from the firing process, where a trio of little tripods or stilts are placed on each dish so a quantity can be stacked in the kiln during the firing process. When cooled, they break off, but leave the little marks. Its not considered to be a "flaw" but does denote the age of the pieces.
There is also a very old hairline which we've marked. It doesn't come through to the front but does show on the back.
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