Thursday, June 14, 2012
Show and Tell From England
Part of the fun in doing a Show and Tell, is the research I do for the item. I've had this particular piece for many years. I knew nothing about it except it was made in England.
My Internet search identified it as "square cake plate". The unusual square shape is what first attracted me to this piece.
The details, on the 12 1/2 inch plate, include delicately painted flowers bordered with gold leaves and raised turquoise dots.
The inner circle appears to be connected with hearts and turquoise petals.
Do you recognize this mark? I wonder what the 1574 represents....Surrey is the pattern.
If you would like to read more about this china, click on Royal Worcester. This link also shows some pieces offered celebrating The Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
What kind of cake can you imagine serving on this beautiful plate?