8" diameter salad plate in bone china, made by Royal Crown Derby (England). The hand-painted pattern is listed by the manufacturer as #2451, but often is referred to as "Traditional Imari."
Royal Crown Derby began to make china in this pattern shortly after the turn of the 20th century.
The marks on the back of the plate make dating the piece fairly straightforward: The printed over-glaze red crown device was used from 1890 onwards; "England" became "Made in England" about 1921. There is also the pattern number, 2451, and a year cypher which points to 1914. There is also and impressed mark, which reads "Derby / 11*13." So the plate was made and decorated between late 1913 and early 1914. There are other marks within the base ring, probably made by decorators.
Condition: A gorgeous piece for display, with one very fine hairline crack that angles across the rim of the plate. This is visible mostly on the back, since the elaborate design on the front makes it nearly invisible on that side. The crack appears to be stable. There is some light staining and crazing in the glaze near the hairline.
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