Plates from the 1880s

At Market Lavington Museum we have three plates that belonged to Mrs Welch of Spring Villa in the village.

We have seen the smaller one before in Willow Pattern, but we have a pair with the same design. The larger one is 26 cms in diameter and the smaller one 22.5 cms.

They appear to have been influenced by the fashion for blue and white crockery with a Chinese inspired design, though our two do not feature a pagoda. They are certainly not in perfect condition, but they are at least 130 years old and give us a glimpse of domestic life in a local home in late Victorian times.

The donation was of three plates. The third one is more colourful , but shares the theme of flowers and contorted branches.

It is a tea plate, 17.5 cm in diameter.

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