9½” plate in the Daffodil pattern in brown transfer.
The decoration features a rim border that repeats a pattern of daffodils; and the central design features a daffodil plant (accompanied by other flowers) prominently in the foreground. In the background are a lake with a sailboat, and castles. In the midst of all this is a human figure, which appears to be fishing.
The printed mark on the back of the plate reads 38 / Daffodil / [an image of a steamship bracketed by the words Trade Mark] / [an image of a globe] / W. H. Grindley & Co. Tunstall. Below the maker’s mark is a registration mark that points to the date of January 1882. W. H. Grindley operated at the New Field Pottery in Tunstall, Staffordshire, England, between about 1880 until 1891 (after that, the factory moved to a different location). According to Geoffrey Godden’s “Encyclopaedia of British Pottery and Porcelain Marks,” the place name “Tunstall” appears on pieces made before 1891. This indicates the plate was made between 1882 and 1891. There is also an impressed number “71” on the back of the plate.
Dimensions: 9-5/8 inches in diameter; weight (before packing) is one pound, 3.25 ounces.
Condition: very good for a piece of this age. No breaks, cracks or repairs that we have observed. There is one small “notch” in the edge that occurred during manufacturing.