Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Argos pattern dinner plate
It is a quite heavy plate. The pattern is in black, terracotta, and a dark yellow around the rim. Because the rim of the plate is still in good condition and glossy, the yellow can look a bit like a gold edge.
A whole setting in this pattern would have looked very impressive. The glaze is only a little crazed, but I can't guess it's age.
Further to Tansleyandtansley's remarks, Thomas Fell & Co was a well-known Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, Northumberland pottery firm supplying the North-east of England and the Baltic Trade with their domestic Dinner and Teawares. They opened in 1817 and closed in 1890.
The plate would seem to date to the late 1880s or 1890.