These Burleigh Ware side plates remind me so much of the Susie Cooper pattern, ‘Wedding Band‘, that I wonder if maybe it wasn’t the inspiration for the design? Wedding Band dates the 1930s, with the maker’s mark used on the back of today’s plates first introduced in 1940, so it’s quite possible that there was a bit of artistic thievery going on! That being said, it’s a very simple design, consisting on concentric circles of pale blues and brown, so it may just be a coincidence – I shouldn’t be so suspicious!
Note: Because of the age of the plates, there are some signs of wear and tear – there are some scratches to the paintwork on the one plate, as well as a few age spots here and there….
Dimensions: Each plate measures 18cm in diameter