An Antique English Creamware Tortoise Glazed fruit molded Plate with pierced-edge decoration, c1770
Diameter: 10 3/4"
Condition: Restoration to 2 hairlines and some edge wear
Literature "...Shards were found in quantity on the Whieldon site in both saltglaze and creamware, the creamware shards being often decorated with coloured glazes." Source: Creamware and other English Pottery at Temple Newsam House.
Source: This mold was commonly used for saltglaze. For a similar plate in saltglaze see "English Saltglazed Earthenware by Chas F. Luxmoore Platel 33."