An octagonal plate almost 10" in diameter with a 7¼" gray-and-white circular design
An octagonal plate almost 10" in diameter with a 7¼" gray-and-white circular design at its center presenting The Talkative Tortoise. The back of the plate shows two registry marks and a crown through a circle surrounding a coat of arms with "BWM & Co" across it and "Fables" underneath it. Above it is "Cauldon, England." Hanley, Staffordshire: Brown-Westhead, Moore and Company. $65 from Debra Johnson, Rock Hill, SC, through eBay, May, '06.
There are no chips in this substantial plate. The design, showing the moment just before lift-off, is repeated elsewhere in Brown-Westhead, Moore and Company productions. The design spills over nicely into the ridge connecting the center of this plate with its rim. The specific color here seems to me to be a combination of gray, brown, and black.