This shell shaped dish with scalloped edge was made during the heyday of the English ironstone era. The colored transfer is Asian inspired, with branches, flowers and birds. The handle is in cobalt with gilt detailing.
Printed "wreath" Stone China mark used by Hicks, Meigh & Johnson ca. 1825.
An example of this pattern is shown in Godden's Guide to Mason's China and the Ironstone Wares.
Size: Approximately 9" long, 7 ½" wide, 1 ¾" deep.
Condition: Excellent. Chipping along inside of foot rim, wear to gilding/color on scalloped edge. No other chips, cracks or repairs.
Note that I try to be conservative about condition descriptions, carefully noting any flaws. Of course, with antique items, there will be some signs of usage, and/or manufacturing defects. But overall, my customers have always been pleasantly surprised upon receiving their items, and of course, returns are no problem if I happen to miss anything.