Plates of this size were produced for the merchants by their suppliers.  They would have been used as a means of advertising.  In some cases, salesman's names were printed on the back.

" /> Printed British Pottery & Porcelain | Advertising Plate

Shape Type: Miscellaneous

Pattern Type: Chinese, Asian and Other Exotic Themes

Date: c. 1870-1890


  • Diameter: 2.75 in (6.985 cm)


A small earthenware advertising plate printed in medium blue with the Standard Willow border and with a central pattern consisting of a collage of urns, jugs, a cup and saucer, and plates.  The dominant figure in the central pattern is an urn with the letter "P" in a center circle.  Printed on the plate is "HUGHES & MANCHESTER, PROVIDENCE."  Nothing is known about this...