Game plate, pheasants on moor, porcelain, painted by Samuel Wilson, made by Doulton & Co, Burslem, England, 1891-1902
A bone china plate, decorated with two pheasants on a moor. A circular foot ring rises to a concave upper face, with a scalloped, fluted rim. The plate is painted with a scene of two pheasants, mainly in brown, blue, yellow and red, on a moor, painted in mainly in green, brown, yellow and mauve. The sides are painted in pale brown and the rim is edged in gold and seeded gold.
Maker's trademark on base, transfer printed in brown, crown surmounting irregular circle shape, with text 'DOULTON / BURSLEM' encircling central motif of four interlinked 'D's and text 'ENGLAND' beneath. Maker's numbers on base, transfer printed in brown, 'Rd No 72067' and written in gold 'R.A.1232'. Artist's mark on base, written in mauve 'Pheasants'. Starburst paper label adhered to back, written in pencil '3 SW / unsigned / YK/='. Circular paper label adhered to base, printed in brown, with the number written in black ink 'ROYAL DOULTON / - / John Slater Collection No...382'. Rectangular paper label on base, written in black ink 'B176'.