Royal Lodge No. 250 Flow Blue Plate

from Kingston, Jamacia

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Here is an early English Staffordshire Blue and White transferware Masonic plate measuring 10 1/4 inches in diameter with a scalloped rim. Blue printed mark on back: "Manufactured for D. Brandon, Kingston Jamaica" According to The Dictionary of Blue and White Printed Pottery 1780-1880, there are other plates that show up with this mark, including a pair of commemorative plates of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.

The border of plate with Masonic symbols is repeated 10 times around rim.   There is crazing on the front and back, all-over brown staining, one tiny rim chip, some glaze flaws, several slight scratches to glaze.    An important, rare transferware plate by an unknown maker.

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