Size: 21 cm (8.25 inches) diameter
Condition: Good overall condition. Displays well. Overall crazing which is slightly stained mainly on the underside, and a very faint star crack on the base (just near the registration mark - see photo).
This is a very good example of English majolica from its hey-day, with a striking design absolutely typical of the Aesthetic movement, using Japanese inspired motifs of fans, birds and cherry blossom.
The design is similar to those being created by Dr Christopher Dresser for other potteries in the Stoke-on-Trent area where Wedgwood was based.
The piece is well stamped, with the Wedgwood stamp, a stamped R and a three letter date mark CVK. There is a painted painter's mark and a stamped diamond registration mark. The diamond mark is the design registration. The date code is K for 1882, but the design was registered in 1879 as shown by the registration mark.