|Dining area at Rosemount - family china and other items on display (1950s)|
One of the items that came from Rosemount that I now own is a Wedgwood cake plate.
I searched images of Wedgwood designs online and the closest suggests that it is a variation of the Japan design.
I found a photo and information about a plate with a similar, but not identical, design on the Hampshire Cultural Trust website.
|Hampshire Cultural Trust dinner plate.|
The following mark appears on the bottom of my plate. Checking a website describing marks on Wedgwood plates I found the information that a vase symbol with WEDGWOOD printed underneath was the 'basic printed mark on porcelain from c1878+' England was added from 1891. My plate was therefore probably made within that thirteen year period.
There is also a second mark on the plate. I found some information about impressed markings used to signify date and potter but this mark is written and sequence used over the years is confusing. Consequently I have not been able to narrow the possible date range any further.
The Hutton family settled in Australia in the mid 1870s. The plate would have come into their possession after their arrival in Australia.
A selection of china with another version of the pattern on my plate was produced with what was called Kashmar decoration in retro style in the second part of the twentieth century. Many images of items with this design can be located online via a Google search.
Over time I may be able to find more information about the plate which appears to have possibly belonged to members of my family for around 130 years.
Whatever its age turns out to be, the plate will continue to be used to hold a cake (or cakes) on special family occasions.
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