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I have been baffled by the reference on the reverse of an

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I have long been baffled by the reference mark on the reverse of an ironstone plate and in particular by the design on the plate itself. I am unable to trace any maker or similar product. I inherited it from my grandmother and it's probably late 19th century.
The marks read 'ironstone china masher G&K; above is a royal crown and below is a number reading Rd.No. 9269
The design carries three main illustrations - a small group of coastal sailing craft within an oblong frame, a scene with a castle and small sailing vessel (reminiscent of a simple foreign rig like a dhow) placed within an oval frame accompanied by ferns and flowers while separately there are two birds in flight. Thirdly there is a floral design in the shape of a part fan accompanied by various sprigs of flowers. The whole design is in black with the rim of the plate also black - funerial?

My name is ***** ***** I would love to help.
Please use the Add Files feature on your screen to add pictures of the item and any marks, labels or writing.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Sorry,I am unable to handle computers very well so cant send a pic. I have already stated the marks on the plate

That is fine, I know this maker and pattern.

This is a transferware plate made in 1884 by Goode and Kenworthy of Tunstall, Staffordshire, England

in the Masher pattern. This pattern was made in several colors. It is a whimsical, pleasant pattern with three cartouches surrounded by flowers and blossoms. Three birds in flight hover around the cartouches. There is a fan with geometric patterns, a rectangular cartouche with two sailing boats with clouds in the background, and an oval cartouche with a landscape featuring tall trees and water. Do see the photo that I have added for an example of this pattern on a platter.

Your plate has a value of $75 to $100 retail.
Some sites that I recommend for selling are,,, Ebay and
You can also go to or and search their directory for an auction house near you and consign to them.

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