Royal Crown Derby plate, c.1880

English pottery plate with popular “Japan style”¬†decoration in the Imari palette¬†of dark blue, red and gold on white. Plate measures 7″ in diameter and bears no manufacturer marks. Please see an earlier entry, “Wedgwood Imari Teapot, 1880” posted on March 13, 2010, which has a similar decoration

When the plate was dropped and broke in to seven pieces, a china mender used thirteen small metal staples to mend the breaks

White enamel paint was used to help mask the “unsightly” repair job

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