A white-colored platter 13" x almost 10½
A white-colored platter 13" x almost 10½". Inside of a surrounding pattern of branches and grapes on the platter's ledge is an image featuring a wolf and a stag, with other deer and trees in the background. The back of the platter shows a number of registry marks, the clearest an ink stamp working down from a crown through a circle surrounding a coat of arms with "BWM & Co" across it and "Fables" underneath it. Other marks include a diamond surrounding a large "R" with various letters and numbers, and an indented name, apparently Brown-Westhead, Moore to 1904). $65 from Shirley Perry, May, '00.
This is a large, heavy, and even formidable platter! I am baffled about which fable is presented here. Shirley dates this and the smaller platter above to 1858-82. There are chip repairs at both "carrying" ends.