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My parents have a large platter which has a japanese/chinese

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Hello, My parents have a large platter which has a japanese/chinese scene on the front. All we know about the plater is that it was given to my mother by her great aunt. Where she got it from we are not sure. It has three marks on the back. One is in the shape of an urn that has the words, "Chiang Nan" and the other two are small, simple oriental symbols. One looks like the number "2" and the other looks like an "a" with a long tail.
I can't find the marks on the internet. Should we have this valued?
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Here are the requested photos
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At your convenience, please include a full view of the platter from the front as well as the approximate dimensions.
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
It is 43x35 cmThanks
Thank you for the image ~Nora
Hi Simon~
Thank you for your patience.
You have an 1840’s English Staffordshire Early Victorian Era blue transfer print large earthenware serving platter.
The pattern name is***** and it is from a series named Beauties of China that was produced by M.V. Co. which stands for Mellor, Venables & Co. from Burslem England.
The partners, Charles Mellor of Bleak*****, ***** Venables of Waterloo Road and Thomas Pinder of Furlong Place were in business from 1834 - 1851.
On today’s market, your large early Staffordshire platter would sell for a high average of $200 -$300. The suggested insurance or replacement value is $450.
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Many thanks for all your help.
Kind regards
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