Friday, November 9, 2012

Can you help me identify this plate?

I've mentioned many times how much I need to get a hold of the clutter around my house. I've been taking things to a charity nearby, or recycling things that can be recycled. I have several antiques that could go to someone else. There's an antique dealer near me who likes to buy pieces for his store. The other day I took in this plate and he could not find out anything about it. There is no marking on the back. If you know anything about this, I'd be interested to find out.

Do you know what kind of bird this is?

This is the pattern repeated around the front of the plate.

There is no mark on the back. There are three small  parallel lines near the center rim, but they could be some type of tool from removing from a kiln.


  1. the birds are hoopoe, i think. native/migratory birds from europe to africa.

  2. I don't know what it is but it looks like a cross between and Pileated woodpecker and a pheasant. The plate reminds me of something from England like the dishes with Fox hunts on them. Of course my answer is no help at all. LOL

  3. I'm no help either. I can only identify it as lovely and interesting. LOL But please let me know if you do find out. My curiosity is peeked!

  4. I can't be of any help but it's a very interesting plate. I hope you get some answers. And kudos for getting a grip on the clutter. I'm knee deep in taking care of mine, sigh, but it will be worth it in the end.

    Have a great weekend!

  5. Have you tried asking I think they have an identification process.
    It is lovely.... whatever it is!

  6. This plate could have been made in a hobby ceramic studio using bought decals instead of being made in a factory. I think that factories would have an identification mark with the name of the factory where plates would have been massed produce for market.
    Just my opinion as a former ceramic studio owner, teacher and ceramic greenware manufacturer.
    Hope that someone might have a better answer for you.

  7. Dang! I thought maybe the birds were kingfishers. Good luck!

  8. It is a lovely plate but have no clue otherwise.
    I've been thinking of selling things on e-bay;
    around here, there's not much of a market for


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