This pedestal cake plate was likely manufactured at one of the Stoke-On-Trent , England earthenware potters, circa 1845-1870, but is unmarked. It is one of the larger sizes, measuring 13" in diameter across the top, is 5.5" tall, and features the ribbed pedestal with a ring, and a scalloped skirt. Overall, the glaze is clean, shiny and smooth. The piece has typical all-over crazing, and I have shown that up-close in one of the pictures. It does have faults, but no restoration, other than a peroxide bath, which I gave it.
are the visible faults: T is a "bite" out of one of the scallops - I have photographed it clearly - t are four pieces of the ironstone that can be restored and with proper restoration, it might not show at all - please look at the photos and ask questions. T is a very small stain on the top rim, and a tiny brown dot in the center of the top.
are the faults that do not show on typical viewing (when the piece is standing normally on its pedestal - not turned over): T is a very little bit of staining underneath. T are two shallow chips on the inside of two of the scallops - I have pictured them for you - one is quite clean and one is older and a bit discolored. Again, these are not visible upon normal viewing.
Please examine the photos, ask questions, and decide if you want this lovely piece AS IS to add to your collection. I have handled many, many pieces of earthenware, and I love this piece, even with its faults - the size is terrific, and they just seem to be getting so hard to find, let alone afford.
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