This is a very good Dinner Plate in the Long Tailed Pheasant pattern No.2, made by Hicks and Meigh of Shelton, Staffordshire, England between 1812 and 1822, probably circa 1815.
This is a beautiful plate with a shaped notched edge to the rim.
The plate has been well hand painted in bold enamels of burnt orange, red, yellow, green and manganese over an underglaze blue printed outline in the Long Tailed Pheasant pattern (their pattern no.2. A similar version of this pattern was also used by Mason's Ironstone and Davenport.
The plate has a printed octagonal mark in under-glaze blue to the base stating Stone China with No 2 below it. This is a recognised mark used by Hicks and Meigh and is recorded and illustrated on Page 253 of Geoffrey Godden's Guide to Ironstone and Granite Wares, published by The Antique Collectors' Club. A plate in the same pattern and shape is also illustrated on Page 253 of the same book.
Height: 2.88 cm (1.13 in)Diameter: 24.77 cm (9.75 in)
Good antique condition for its age. Some wear from use - please see images. NO Damage, NO Restoration.