I found this vintage pewter plate and knew immediately how beautiful it would look holding the deep green limes from my garden. It has a lovely patina of age and use that complements the colour of the fruit.
The label on the underside of the plate is a partially obscured tudor rose atop a crown. These marks often denoted a higher quality metal and were used from the mid 16th Century onwards. The wavy edge around the plate was a popular pattern introduced between 1760 and 1790 and has been used ever since.
Its condition is consistent with long use and is scratched which I have tried to show in the photos. These markings don’t detract from the attractive appearance of the plate. It is difficult to tell how old this plate is but it is heavy and looks as if it has been used frequently and often.
This plate would make a unique wedding present or a present for a special occasion.