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I have a willow tree pattern deep meat dish approx 15 in x

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I have a willow tree pattern deep meat dish approx 15 in x 11 in, looks old, and the marks are really difficult to decipher. The first line may start with an 'M', the second line looks like 'Rose' and the third line shows a flower, with a long stem, and about 12 leaves, lying horizontally along the plate. Any ideas?

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Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Have you got the pictures?


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Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Any news?


Yes, thank you for your patience.

This is an antique, Victorian era, about 1835 - 1840, English Staffordshire blue transfer platter in the Wild Rose pattern. Technically it is not a Blue Willow pattern which is Asian inspired.

The scene depicted on this is based on a drawing of the Village of Nuneham Courtenay by S. Owens. The view is of Nuneham Park. It was produced by Podmore Walker.

This retails for 185GBP on today's market.

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Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Nora, I have been unable to find a record of this particular mark. Can you give me a clue where to look? Meanwhile, I will have other items for you to research, if you will? Many thanks, Maggie


Here is a an attachment to images of pattern matches to your platter, which attribute the maker to being Podmore & Walker and the specific location of Nuneham Park.

Yours is only cartouche marked with the pattern name.