Maker : This very beautiful set of 8 antique lunch plates is by England's iconic china maker Royal Worcester. Age : Some of the plates have a magenta or puce Royal Worcester mark; the others have a grey version of the same mark.All the marks include 11 dots. The company's use of dots as a dating system began in 1892 with one dot; another dot was added each year. The 11 dots on this set suggest a 1902 production date. Source: Museum of Royal Worcester. Design : With its elegant garlands, colorful butterflies and center urn, the pattern is a great example of why antique Royal Worcester china is so coveted.
The handwritten pattern number W577 appears on each plate along with the retailers mark of Mortlock's of Oxford Street, a high-end London store specializing in fine china from around 1800 until it closed in 1933. Size : The plates are 9 inches wide and together weigh 6 pounds 15 ounces. Condition : They are in excellent condition, especially considering their age and fragile material.There are no marks, nicks, chips, cracks, scratches, stains, discolorations, repairs or wear. The gold trim is entirely intact. Several have a few faint utensil marks that can be seen in bright light. Please check all the photos very carefully - they are an important part of the description. The US Postal Service is reporting an unprecedented volume of packages and reduced staff levels due to the ongoing health situation. Please take this into account when ordering. The item "SET OF 8 RARE 1902 ROYAL WORCESTER LUNCH PLATES W577 MORTLOCK'S OXFORD ST" is in sale since Sunday, November 7, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Collector Plates". The seller is "tucker5654" and is located in Greenport, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.