An antique plates handpainted with a floral basket with a scarce maroon or claret color border and inverted shell or dropped shell molding. Several potteries did this inverted shell shape including: Alcock, Rathbone, Machin, Ridgway, New Hall, and others.
Attributed to Samuel Alcock & Company (Burslem, Staffordshire, England, 1828-59)
Early 19th century
Width 9.5 Depth 9.5 Height 1.25 inches
Note: cracked and glued.