Dessert plate, crescent moon and blossoms, porcelain, painted by Harry Taylor, made by Doulton and Co, Burslem, England, 1885-1891.
A bone china plate, decorated with a crescent moon and blossoms. A circular foot ring rises to a concave upper face, with a deep well and moulded border occupying one half of the plate in the shape of a bearded man within a crescent moon. The well is decorated with branches of pink blossoms and green and mauve leaves and gold scrolling clouds on a pale blue background. The moon is painted pale yellow, with gold highlights and scrolling gold hair and beard. The decoration is edged with a single gold band of raised dots and the rim is edged in a 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. Starburst paper label adhered to base, written in pencil '1H T / X/X/'. Circular paper label adhered to base, printed in brown, with the number written in black ink 'ROYAL DOULTON / - / John Slater Collection No...'.