Dessert plate, bird design, porcelain (bone china), made by Bodley and Co, hand-painted by George Leonce for Doulton & Co, Burslem, England, c. 1883
English bone china plate with concave face, circular in shape, with circular ring base. Hand painted naturalistically, in overglaze polychrome colours on a reserved ground. The image depicts a bird with outstretched wings, sitting on a corner of a wooden cage bedecked with foliage. The bird has a green and yellow body and blue and grey wings. The rim is edged in gilt.
Identification labels on base, pasted paper, circular label, printed text in brown within circular border 'ROYAL DOULTON / JOHN SLATER COLLECTION / No 19', underneath, circular paper label, printed text in brown 'DOULTON & Co, BU[RSLEM] (text obscured by label pasted above)', label with sunburst edge, handwritten in ink, text separated by horizontal line 'A / 1868', rectangular sticker, handwritten in ink, '18 / 140'.