I have not thought of much to blog about the last seven days. Then I remembered purchasing two
They were made by Staffordshire and Derbyshire potteries. One of then is stamped Ironstone. These were made around 1830 to cope with the demand for willow pattern plates from China and other parts of the Orient.
Potters in Staffordshire realised the land was very heavy with clay which wasn't particularly good for farming but excellent for crockery.
The two plates are meat plates suitable for big birds like Turkey roasts. I will probably get plate wires for them and hang them on the walls. I love Japanese and Chinese Tea houses and their gardens.
It's incredible that they have survived over 100 years old, three or more generations and are still beautiful and could be used to serve the Christmas roast or a traditional Sunday Roast Dinner.