"Keep Within Compass"
A combination of
age, blue decoration, pink luster trim, low-relief floral work and a Masonic
theme make this little gem of a plate a collectible of undisputed proportions,
and that's not just hyperbole. The piece dates to the mid 1800's. It is
marked on the back with an impressed mark of John King Knight, a Staffordshire
potter of Fenton. The mark was in use from 1846-1853.. It has a scalloped-edge with floral trim and a Masonic
themed scene in the center. The poem reads:
And you shall be sure,
To avoid many troubles which others endure.
Indeed, words to
live by. The plate is in very good condition with a few light edge flakes and
crazing. It measures 5 3/16 inches in diameter.